A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (if you consent to us using cookies). Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We only use analytical cookies which enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie name||Purpose||More information|
|PHPSESSID||Session cookie added by the site’s content management system||This is an essential cookie used for very basic session continuity across page requests|
|cookieNoshow||Hides the cookie footer panel once set||This cookie ensures that the cookie footer panel doesn’t reappear after the site visitor has accepted and closed the panel|
|_ga||Google Analytics cookie||This cookie allows us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern|
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
The content management system session cookie expires as soon as you end your browser session, the cookieNoshow cookie expires after 1 year, and the Google Analytics cookie expires after 2 years.