Cookie Policy

The Cookie Policy set out below govern your use of this website and should be viewed alongside our:
 
 
General
 
We use cookies on this website to:

 

  • track aspects of user visits, including the length of a user's visit, their browser, geographic location and the use of the search facility on this website

  • remember users selected contrast and/or text resizing style preferences for this website

  • record a user's video preferences for our YouTube videos viewed on this website.

 

First party cookies

 

__utma

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Expires 2 years from set/update

 

__utmb

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Expires 30 minutes from set/update

 

__utmc

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser.

 

__utmz

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Expires 6 months from set/update

 

__utmv

This is an optional additional cookie set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Expires after 1 day.

 

eprivacy

Stops the message about cookies showing on every page. It is only shown on the first three pages visited, or until it is closed. Expires after 1 year

 

Third party cookies from .twitter.com, twitter.com

 

Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

 

_twitter_sess

Expires after 0 days

 

k

Expires after 7 days

 

guest_id

Expires after 331 days

 

remember_checked

Expires after 3254 days

 

remember_checked_on

Expires after 3254 days

 

secure_session

Expires after 6906 days

 

twll

Expires after 3254 days

 

auth_token

Expires after 6906 days

 

pid

Expires after 547 days

 

lang

Expires after 0 days

 

Third party cookies from .google.com, .youtube.com

 

SID

This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. Expires after 3646 days

 

NID

Expires after 183 days

 

PREF

This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference and can be used to personalise ads on google searches. Expires after 730 days

 

APSID

Expires after 331 days

 

HSID

Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time. Expires after 331 days

 

SAPISID

Expires after 331 days

 

SSID

Expires after 331 days

 

LOGIN_INFO

Expires after 3650 days

 

lwb

Expires after  7 days

 

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos. Expires after 241 days

 

Third party cookies from plusone.google.com, apis.google.com, plus.google.com

 

BEAT

Expires after 1 day

 

ULS

Expires after 0 days

 

OTZ

Expires after 30 days

 

Third party cookies from accounts.google.com

 

GAPS

Expires after 730 days

 

Third party cookies from .facebook.com

 

wd

Expires after 0 days

 

datr

Expires after 331 days

 

lu

Expires after 331 days

 

For more information: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

 

How you can manage or delete cookies

 

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can change settings in your web browser so that your browser tells you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

 

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies, the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, these sites can provide more information on how to do this:

 

www.allaboutcookies.org

www.aboutcookies.org

 

 

If you have any queries about our Cookie Policy, please get in touch via the Contact page