A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We take your privacy very seriously and comply with the recent UK and EU law on handling cookies and provide (you) the user with means to remove such cookies or prevent your computer from accepting them in the future.
Below the table you will find instructions on removing cookies for all major web and mobile browsers so that you can find out about how to manage your cookies.
|Cookie Name||Default Expiration Time||Description|
|__utma||2 years from set/update||Used to distinguish users and sessions.|
|__utmb||30 mins from set/update||Used to determine new sessions/visits.|
|__utmc||End of browser session||Set for interoperability with older analytical tracking. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|__utmz||6 months from set/update||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.|
|__utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data.|