Cookies are very small files which are stored on your computer when you visit a website.

Cookies are sent back and forth between your internet browser and the website’s server, which is what allows your internet browser to remember which actions you have made. Cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware on your computer.

This website uses cookies and other local storage means to help improve the performance of this website. They are used to help us measure web traffic and track user journeys. We also use a security cookie to identify out website’s developers; most of these only contain randomly generated numbers.

The cookies set by this website are:

  • _utma, which expires after two years
  • _utmb, which expires after 30 minutes
  • _utmc, which expires when you quit your browser
  • _utmz, which expires after six months
  •  _ga which expires after two years

These cookies are all used by Google Analytics in order to allow us to collect information about how visitors use the site. The data is anonymous, and is used solely for the purpose of improving the website for users. More information can be found on the Google Analytics page about safeguarding your data.

Most internet browsers allow users to control the acceptance of cookies in the browser’s settings. All About Cookies can tell you how to configure these settings on a number of popular browsers. You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by installing Google’s Opt-out Browser Add-on.

This page is kept under regular review. This page was last reviewed on 11 September 2016.