Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file which is downloaded on to the devices you use to access our website, such as your computer, tablet or smartphone. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the website name and some numbers.

Cookies are sent back to the website from your browser each time you re-visit it, enabling the website to retrieve and read the information held, to “remember” you and /or your devices. A cookie cannot read data from your hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites. Information stored in cookies may be encrypted. More information on cookies and their use can be found at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies are used on our website by us and some of the service providers we use to deliver part of the functionality available on our website to you.

The information below sets out which cookies are used and by which service provider.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about anonymous visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, the date and time of your visit, your geographical location and how you got here. This analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Name of Cookies Expires
utma Expires 2 years after the session starts
utmb Expires 30 minutes after session commences
utmc Expires when the session ends
utmt Expires 10 minutes after the session ends
utmz Expires 6 months after the session ends


This cookie is used to manage your browsing session.

We also use it to improve the quality of your visit to our website and deliver to you the best website experience. This cookie does this by assisting with our website’s functionality and storing and retrieving information about you as you navigate the website.

Name of Cookies Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId When the browser connection is terminated

You may refuse to accept cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. This allows you to block some or all cookies. However, if you block all cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts or functions of our website.

If you wish to restrict or block the use of cookies from our website or others, the Help function within your browser will guide you through the process. The website www.aboutcookies.org also contains additional detailed guidance on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Our Privacy Policy provides further information about how we protect and use your information which we collect when you use our website.  You should read the Privacy Policy alongside this Cookie Policy.

We may periodically update the cookies we use and our Cookies Policy.  If we do, you will be notified when you next visit our website and you will be able to view the new Cookies Policy. You can also revisit this page if you wish to keep yourself informed.