Our goal is always to ensure our site is easy and reliable to use - and this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These small files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
The cookies we place on your device are used on this site in the following ways:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are our own cookies which are controlled by us. These cookies are to enhance the user functionality and experience of the website. See the table below for more details on these:
What does it do
If a site uses multiple servers, this cookie helps distribute tasks
|Matter||SESS||This is a session cookie, used to track logged-in status. The cookie name is usually suffixed with a random ID. Eg. SESS1234abc|
Google Analytics cookies enable us to track user activity on the site and collect information about how visitors use our site.
|Google.co.uk||__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz||Google Analytics cookies. We use analytics software to evaluate user activity on the site. Anonymised information on links, buttons clicked on the site, what pages have been visited and for how long is compiled by Google Analytics and used to help us improve our site and content.|
Third party cookies
These type of cookies are placed by parties other than our own. The following table explains these in more detail:
|Site||Cookie name||What does it do|
|Google.co.uk||Nid,Pref||Google tracking and safe browsing cookies. Google’s NID and PREF cookies are set by browsers to protect users against known intrusive sites. If you arrive at one of these sites it allows your browser to take action or notify you. Users can stop these cookies being set by turning off their browser’s ‘safe browsing’ mode.|
|_atuvc||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget|
Used to store the screen size and provide suitable image sizes
|cid||Cookie id (legacy) – same as uid|
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