Cookie Policy

Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. We use standard WordPress and Google Analytics cookies only to collect anonymised aggregate information.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 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.

Set by Google Analytics

  • __utma Used to identify unique visitors to the site. Contains a unique but anonymised ID. Expiry 2 years.
  • __utmb Used to track a user’s session. With each new page visited the expiration is set for 30 minutes.
  • __utmc Used in conjunction with __utmb to track a visitor session. Expires when you exit the browser.
  • __utmz Used to determine how the user arrived at the site. Updated with each new page visited. Expiry 6 months.
  • __utmv Sometimes used as part of custom reporting segments. Expires when you exit the browser.
  •  __utmx Sometimes used as part of multivariate reporting. Expires when you exit the browser.

Purpose: These cookies collect information about how our visitors use this site. This data is collected anonymously, and is used to help improve this website’s functionality. For more information, see Google Analytic’s page on safeguarding your data.

Note that there are many other cookie names used by Google which may come into play at any time. Third party cookies in general can change at any time.

Managing cookies

Most Internet browsers allow users to control the acceptance of cookies. Visit allaboutcookies.org to find out how to configure these settings in most major browsers.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.