Cookies

Cookies

This service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on to your computer. Most websites do this.

These cookies are used to:

  • help us understand how you use the service, so we can improve it
  • remember what notifications you’ve seen so you’re not shown them again
  • temporarily store the information you enter, such as your postcode

The cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re put on to your computer to make the service work better for you. You can edit or delete the cookies.

Find out how to edit and delete cookies.

Our introductory cookie message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit this website. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

NamePurposeExpires
cookieconsent_statusSaves a message to let us know that you've seen our cookie message1 year

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

NamePurposeExpires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit this website by tracking if you've visited before2 years
_gatUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made1 minute

Google Analytics

NamePurposeExpires
_utmaLike _ga, this lets us know if you've visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to this website or to a certain page. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.1 minute
_utmbThis works with _utmc to calculate the time of arrival, how deep a visit and length of time you spend on this website. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.30 minutes
_utmcThis works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browserwhen you close your browser
_utmzThis tells us how you reached this website (eg from another website, search engine, social media or unaccounted). It also tells us traffic information (source, geolocation, keyword) The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 years

Other cookies

NamePurposeExpires
wordpress_test_cookieWordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.when you close your browser
wordpress_xxxxxWordPress uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area.when you close your browser
wordpress_logged_in_xxxxxWordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface usewhen you close your browser
wp-settings-xxxxx,wp-settings-time-xxxxxWordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year

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