Cookie Policy

This web site uses cookies.

A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of our web site use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our web site information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.

These do not store any of your personal details and are there purely to help us analyse the traffic to our web site allowing us to deliver a better experience in the future.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies while browsing the web you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of our web site (and others) if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on this and other web sites.

The cookies that our web site uses are detailed here.

Google Analytics - Cookies are used to monitor overall site usage:

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Purpose: number of times a visitor has been to the site, time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Purpose: how long a visitor stays on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Purpose: how long a visitor stays on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number
Purpose: where a visitor came from (e.g. search engine, search keyword, link)
Expires: 6 months

Google Maps - Cookies are installed automatically when visiting the map page. Without these the map would not be displayed.

Name: PREF
Typical content: randomly generated number
Purpose: display of interactive Google map
Expires: At end of session

Name: NID
Typical content: randomly generated number
Purpose: display of interactive Google map
Expires: At end of session

Essential Cookies - These cookies are used to retain information and provide security during a visitor’s time on the site. Without these the site wouldn’t be able to remember any preferences you have expressed.

Name: CMSPreferredCulture
Content: en-GB
Purpose: Essential preferred user content culture
Expires: At end of session

Name: CMSPreferredCulture
Content: en-GB
Purpose: Essential preferred user content culture
Expires: At end of session

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Typical content: randomly generated number
Purpose: System keeps the user session ID for security reasons
Expires: At end of session

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