What are cookies?
A ‘cookie’ is technically a very short piece of computer code that can be loaded (or ‘set’) onto your device when you access or do something on a web page. Once set, it can be accessed by that website, and potentially some other computers from time to time. It’s not harmful to your device like a virus or other malicious code.
Cookies have a lifetime. Many only last until you close your browser or for a short time. These are called ‘session cookies’. Some last longer though, these are called ‘persistent cookies’.
Cookies set directly by a website owner (like us) are generally known as ‘first party cookies’. Many (if not most) websites also use bits of hidden technology provided by other parties. These other parties may also set cookies when you use our website. These cookies are generally known as ‘third party cookies’.
If you want to know more, we suggest you visit this site. Please note that we are not responsible for other party’s sites.
We have set out brief details of the cookies and similar technologies we use below, together with an overview of why we use them. On this website we only use a few cookies.
Cookies other people set (3rd Party Cookies)
|Cookie name||What is it used for?||Other Information|
_utma (this is a persistent cookie and lasts for 2 years)
_utmb (this is a session cookie and lasts for 30 minutes)
_utmc (this is a session cookie)
_utmz (this is a persistent cookie and lasts for 1 year)
These cookies enable Google Analytics software to work which helps us to take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage (e.g. how long you spend on our website, when you start and finish, the amount of times you visit, when your previous visit was, how you go to our website). This information enables us to produce reports to help us improve our website and to make our marketing activity more relevant. Please note, the data stored by these cookies can only be seen by us and Google and our carefully selected third parties.
These cookies are set on the first page of the site that you visit.
You can opt out of Google Analytics here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
_atuvc (this is a persistent cookie which lasts for 2 years)
|This is a third party cookie set by AdThis. This cookie allows you to share content through social networks and the cookie tracks which social network you use and tracks. For more details please see http://www.addthis.com/privacy||
This cookie is set on the first page that you visit.
You can opt out of this cookie here http://www.addthis.com/privacy
Cookies we set
|Cookie name||What is it used for?||Other Information||ASPSESSIONIDxxxx (this is a session cookie)||We set this essential cookie to enable you to apply online; you wouldn’t be able to stay logged in without this cookie.||This cookie is set on the first page that you visit.|
How can you manage cookies?
The main way to manage all cookies and similar technologies that are set on your device is through adjusting your web browser settings. In practice, this process will result in some or all of them being blocked. You’ll need to consult your browser’s user guide to see how you can use it to restrict or block cookies and similar technologies. Some browsers are more sophisticated than others in managing these technologies, so if you want greater controls, it would be worth comparing a few of them.
What will happen if you choose to restrict or block cookies?
Because of the cookies we use on this website if you choose not to accept cookies your experience of our website will not be affected, it just means we, or the relevant third party, won’t get the information about how you use our website.
Happy and safe browsing!