Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that you get the most out of our website. Cookies are small amounts of information in the form of text files which we store on the device you use to access our website. Cookies allow us to monitor your use of the software and simplify your use of the website. They are typically used to:

remember settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
remember information you give to a website, such as a list of products in your shopping basket
measure how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

The tables below explain the main cookies set by these sites and their purpose.

Measuring Website Usage: 

Google Analytics is in use to collect information about how visitors use this site. This provides us with important information that can enable the site to work better. We do not link this information to your name or address.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Name            Typical content                Cookie expires after

_utma           Randomly generated ID     2 years

_utmb           Randomly generated ID     30 minutes

_utmc           Randomly generated ID     When you close your browser

_utmz           Randomly generated ID      6 months

 

Understanding your web browser capabilities: 

We set some cookies to store information about your browser settings, to understand which functionality to enable on the site. The following cookies are used:

Name          Typical content           Cookie expires after

has_js         1 or blank                 When you close your web browser

 

AddThis sharing: 

Associated with the AddThis social sharing widget.

Name          Typical content                                   Cookie expires after

_atuvc         Stores an updated page share count     2 years

_atuvs         Stores an updated page share count     2 years

 

Option to decline use of cookies

If you do not wish for cookies to be installed on your device, you can change the settings on your browser or device to reject cookies. For more information about how to reject cookies using your internet browser settings please consult the “Help” section of your internet browser (or alternatively visit http://www.aboutcookies.org). Please note that, if you do set your Internet browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to access all of the functions of the website.

Third party sites

Our website may contain content and links to other sites that are operated by third parties that may also operate cookies. We don’t control these third party sites or cookies and this Privacy Notice does not apply to them. Please consult the terms and conditions and Privacy Notice of the relevant third party site to find out how that site collects and uses your information and to establish whether and for what purpose they use cookies.

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