What are browser cookies?
The communication between your browser and a server is stateless and by default it remembers nothing. Way back the people developing one of the first web browser, Netscape, realised that it would be useful to have a way for the browser to remember things and they came up with the idea of cookies. Cookies are small text files in a specific format that the browser can save for the next time you visit a site. Cookies can contain information and they have an expiry date.
To ensure that the information stored in a cookie cannot be viewed by someone for the wrong reasons only the domain that set the cookie can get the cookie. You can control whether your browser accepts cookies by setting this in the browser preferences. You can also delete all cookies or individual cookies again usually in the browser preferences or tools.
Analytics Cookies are little more than the Internet equivalent of having someone outside a shop and counting the numbers of people who pass by, the number who come in and how many of them buy something. They are not at all sinister for example we don't know who you are, by virtue of the cookies set, but they do help us to decide where we need to improve the site and how we make you aware of it. We use Google Analytics to track usage of our web pages and to analyse data from this. Your IP address is anonymised as soon as technically practicable. This means that no personal data is associated with analytics cookies.
The cookies set by this website are:
Used to determine unique visitors to the site.
Expiry: 2 years.
Work together to calculate the length of time users are here.
Expiry: __utmb 30 minutes, __utmc when browser closed.
Records information about how the page was reached.
Expiry: 6 months.
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