types of cookies
Necessary – we set a cookie to establish whether you use areas of our website that require a login. We also set a cookie which relates to the security system we use to protect our website, this cookie records you IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Analytical – we also collect information for statistical purposes using Google Analytics, which helps us understand how you use our website and how we may improve it. We have adopted the Google option to anonymise IP addresses, which is carried out as part of the collection process before Google store them on their servers in the USA and elsewhere, including the EEA. IP anonymisation means that no individual can be identified from a stored IP address. You can find out more about Google’s Analytics Policy here.
Although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytic, the following cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain. This information is collected by both session and persistent website cookies. Persistent cookies are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered and expire on a set date.
- _ga : First Party persistent cookie – duration 2 years – Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users
- _gid : First Party session cookie – duration 24 hours – Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users
- _gat : First Party session cookie – duration 1 minute – Google Analytics cookies used to throttle request rate
Please note these analytics cookies have not yet been set so you may read this information and make your choice. If you are happy for these cookies to be set then please continue to browse our website or select YES (both will activate the cookies) on our cookie toolbar. Alternatively these cookies will not be set for the duration of your visit to our website if you select NO on our cookie toolbar.
more cookie options
The browsers of most devices you use to view the internet (computers, smartphones, etc) are typically set up to accept cookies. You can amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites through your browser settings by referring to their help section.
More information about how to disable cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org
Should you have any concerns or queries in relation to our website, the content our our policies outlined above, please do not hesitate to contact us.