We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this.
They improve things by:
Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
Remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that remain in the internet browser’s folder of your computer until you close the browser. Our website uses a session cookie which is stored in your browser until you close it to ensure connections to our servers are distributed evenly to provide optimal performance.
Analytical cookies – Our website uses Google Analytics cookies (third party cookie) for the following purposes:
a cookie to record the time of your first visit to website, the time of your most recent visit to the website and the time of your current visit;
a cookie to record how long you stayed on the website;
a cookie to record how you located our website (i.e. Google search, keyword, link from other page etc).
We only share the information obtained through the use of Google Analytics with Google. For more information on Google’s use of your information, please visit the Google Privacy and Data Sharing pages.
The cookies we use for these purposes do not track your Internet usage after leaving our website and we do not store your personal information. They will also not be used in connection with any other information to identify you in any way.
To prevent Google Analytics cookies being set, you may wish to install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).