Cookies information

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This website uses the following cookies:

Item Cookies Purpose and notes
Cookie notice


Persistent cookies that let us know how many times you have been presented with our popup notice about cookie policy, and whether to show you the notice again. 

Session cookie PHPSESSID General purpose session cookie. Used to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the website and that any information you have entered is remembered.
Login-handling cookies


These are used in conjunction with the session id cookie (above) to make sure that you stay logged in as you move from page to page, and to ensure that your information is presented to you when requested.

Persistent cookies


Persistent cookies to enable us to identify when you last visited the site and to manage your journey around the site. May be set for up to 12 months.
Google Analytics* _utma

Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.

Google Doubleclick* _dtz_

Stores information about advertisments displayed on the site, to provide information about an advertisment when clicked by a site visitor.

Google's Ads Preferences manager. You can manage the types of advertisments shown to you, or opt out from here.


*These cookies are provided by a third party who could change their cookies in future outside of our control. We will review this policy regularly for any such changes.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

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More information about cookies

Here are some useful links providing more information about cookies.


Microsoft Cookies guide

All About Cookies

Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)

The IAB has provided a website for information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:

You may also find these links useful: