What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your computer / mobile device and stored by your browser when you visit a website. When you visit a site that uses cookies for the first time a cookie is downloaded to your computer / mobile device, which is then retrieved by the website on your next visit.

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, and our site relies on cookies to optimise user experience and for features and services to function properly.

How we use cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to our website visitors needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

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.

If your web browser is set to refuse cookies from our website this may affect your ability to use certain parts of our site.

Cookies we use

Cookie Name Description
_ga Google Analytics – Unique ID used to distinguish users
_gid Google Analytics – Unique ID used to distinguish users
_gat Google Analytics – Used to throttle request rate.