- recognise you whenever you visit this website;
- obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
- carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests;
- make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example eg Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Adobe Flashplayer which we use to display video content. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information in the table below.
Description of cookies
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|Name of cookie||Owner||Purpose for the cookie|
|__utma||Google Analytics||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to this site. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to this site and it is updated with each page view.|
|__utmb||Google Analytics||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with this site. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes.|
|__utmc||Google Analytics||This cookie is set by Google for historical reasons and is no longer used|
|__utmz||Google Analytics||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign.|
|exp_tracker||CMS||End of session. Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.|
|exp_last_visit||CMS||Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for logged in members.|
|exp_last_activity||CMS||Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.|
|cookies_allowed||CMS||Indicates whether the user has given consent for cookies to be set.|
How to turn off cookies
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.