What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers put on your computer as part of your use of a website. More details about cookies are available from a number of online resources including All About Cookies.
Cookies are integral to modern websites. They allow us to distinguish visitors from each other and (anonymously) record the traffic to the website. This helps ensure a good user experience, and the data is valuable in assessing and improving the website.
Which cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies on this site:
PHPSESSID cookie (strictly necessary)
A session cookie is integral to the PHP that runs the content management system. It only lasts for the duration of the users using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.
Four Google Analytics cookies (performance)
These “analytics” cookies allow the differentiation of one user from another and counting numbers of visitors, visitors’ movements round the site etc.
We collect these anonymously. Assessing this data allows the site to be improved and more relevant content developed in the future.
Google provides details of all the cookies used by Google Analytics. We specifically employ:
Social media cookies
Cookies are also used for the social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus) on certain pages.
By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device.
Declining and removing cookies
You can change your browser settings to decline or remove cookies if you prefer. However, this may mean that you do not benefit from all of the site’s functionality.
About Cookies gives browser-specific instructions on how to manage cookies.
If you would like to prevent all Google Analytics cookies being set, install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On for your browser.