- To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally from these statistics.
You can block / remove cookies using your browser. Guidance on how to do this is set out below in the section “Disabling / enabling cookies”. There are two main types of cookies, first party and third party.
- First party cookies: we do not set any first party cookies for general users of our site.
- Third party cookies: these are cookies used by other companies’ tools. The only third party cookies we use are for Google Analytics. These cookies are controlled by them.
Two types of cookies may be used on our website, session cookies, which are temporary and remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer.
Our use of Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
- __utma Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors v returning visitors.
- __utmb Used by Google Analytics for generally visitor tracking. Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.
- __utmc Used by Google Analytics for generally visitor tracking. Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.
- __utmz Used by Google Analytics for tracking source visits (i.e. where the user came from).
See Google’s explanation (for a technical audience) of how these are used. We use Google Analytics to keep an anonymous usage record of how visitors use our website, so we can improve the content and navigation of the website. Description of Google Analytics software. Opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites. This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.
Disabling / enabling cookies
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