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 agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Our site does not capture or store personal information, but merely logs the user’s IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server. This is used to record the number of visitors to our site.
We use the following types of cookies to improve services for you through, for example:
• Enabling a service to recognise your device so that you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task;
• Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so that you don’t need to do it for every web page requested;
• Measuring how many people are using the services, so that they can be made easier to use and there is enough capacity to ensure that they are fast.
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to our site and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it, and fast.
You can find more information about the Google Analytics cookies we use in the table below, or by visiting the Google Analytics website:
Name of cookie – Typical content – How long the cookie lasts for
_UTMA – Randomly generated number – 2 years
_UTMB – Randomly generated number – 30 minutes
_UTMC – Randomly generated number – The cookie expires when the user exits the browser
_UTMZ – Randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (for example, directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) – 6 months
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.