About Our Use of Cookies

We want our website to be easy to use, reliable and relevant to visitor interests. In order to monitor how our site is being used, and to help us improve it, our website needs to place small files known as cookies on your device (computer, mobile etc). Cookies are used by the majority of web sites. They are small text files which are harmless to your computer and are not used by this website to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • measuring how many people are visiting the website, so areas of most interest on a site can be identified.
  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don ’ t have to give the same information multiple times.

For more detailed information about cookies visit: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

Our Use Of Cookies

The list below shows all of the cookies that may be set by this website and the third-party services we use.

Google Analytics Cookies

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. Google Analytics stores visitor information in an anonymised form and the cookies used by Google Analytics do not store any sensitive data, or data which identifies you personally.

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit this site by tracking if you've visited before 2 Years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit this site by tracking if you've visited before 24 Hours
_gat Used to throttle the request rate 1 Minute

View the Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Twitter Cookies

Twitter may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to improve their service including understanding user interaction, monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing.

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
_gat Used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites 1 Minute
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 Years
_gid Used to distinguish users 24 Hours
_twitter_sess Randomly generated number Session (deletes on website close / browser close)
ads_prefs Twitter cookies allow you to tweet about the website content 10 Years
auth_token Twitter cookies allow you to tweet about the website content Session (deletes on website close / browser close)
csrf_same_site_set This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 2 Years
csrf_same_site This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 2 Years
dnt This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 10 Years
eu_cn This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 1 Year
guest_id Randomly generated number 2 Years
kdt This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 2 Years
mbox This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 2 Years
personalization_id This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 2 Years
remember_checked_on This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 10 Years
syndication_guest_id This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 2 Years
tfw_exp This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 14 Days
twid This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media Session (deletes on website close / browser close)

View the Twitter Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Other Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
ASPSessionId This is used to maintain a users session. It contains the session ID only, and no personal details. Session (deletes on website close / browser close)
cb-enabled This cookie saves your selection upon your consent for cookie usage. 1 Year

How to delete and block our cookies

If you want to delete or block our cookies you can do so using your browser's settings. If you would like detailed instructions as to how to do this we recommend you take a look at the guides at ico.org.uk. Your use of our website without modifying your cookie settings means you consent to our use of cookies.