Website statistics are produced, using cookies, allowing us to record visitor numbers, number of pages viewed and referral source. These statistics do not record any personal data, the data simply helps us to administer and enhance the site and service.
You can turn cookies off; please refer to the help section of your browser software for instructions on how to do this.
We do not pass on any of your personal details, or sell mailing list data, to third parties.
We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this.
They improve things by:
- remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
Third party cookies
Google Analytics cookies
_utma – This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site. Expires in 2 years.
_utmb – This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site. Expires in 30 minutes.
_utmc – This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser. Expires when you close your browser.
_utmz – This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search). Expires in 6 months.
GDS_successEvents, GDS_analyticsTokens – These cookies help us identify how people use this website so we can make it site better. Expires in 4 months.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.
_use_hitbox – This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser. Expires when you close your browser.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – Set when viewing a page with Youtube videos on it. It is set by Youtube so they can count the views of embedded Youtube videos on them. Expires in 9 months.