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Cookies

We use small files (known as ‘cookies’) to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • Measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • Remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally.

How cookies are used

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this service. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • The pages you visit
  • How long you spend on each page
  • How you got to the site
  • What you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t use Google Analytics to collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address).

The information we collect through our cookies does not include personal details such as your name, age, telephone number, postal address or email address, nor does it allow personal identification of a user.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them.

Universal Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made. The exact cookie name cannot be known but will be of the form of “_gat_XYZ” 10 minutes

 

Additional use of cookies

Name Purpose Expires
cookie_notice_accepted To acknowledge receipt of the cookie policy When a cookie cache is cleared or after 1 month
pll_language To store your preferred language so that certain content can be displayed in your own language When a user closes the browser or when their cookie cache is cleared

 

For further information and to find out how site data is stored please visit our Privacy Policy