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
- 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.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org. Or please
about why we use them and how long they will last.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We
do this to make sure it's meeting its users' needs and to understand how we could
do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are
on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store
your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot
be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site
This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site
This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser
when you close your browser
This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by
visiting this page on Google.
Cookies from YouTube
On some parts of this site, we use YouTube to provide useful videos. YouTube sets
some or all of these cookies when you visit one of these pages.