A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Find out more about cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org.
Periodically, we send e-newsletters, email updates, and promotional emails which use redirected links to identify if emails are opened and which links are clicked. This enables us to constantly review and improve our emails to make them more relevant to you.
Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look at the menu on your browser, or look at the instruction on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note however that turning off cookies will restrict your use of our website.
2. Cookies we use on this website
WordPress uses various cookies for the essential functioning of our website. If these first party cookies are blocked, the functioning of the website on your browser, and your end user experience may be affected.
Third Party Cookies
Google Analytics is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies, without identifying you, tracks things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit, and compiles them so that we can identify trends meaning that we can optimise the website. We do not collect any personally identifying information. Most Google Analytics cookies disappear from your computer after 10 minutes, but some may stay on your computer for up to two years in order to measure new vs repeat visitors. Set out below are the cookies that relate to Google Analytics:
|__utma||Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users and sessions.||2 years from set/update|
|__utmb||Google Analytics cookie used to determine new sessions/visits.||30 mins from set/update|
|__utmt||Google Analytics cookie used to throttle request rate.||10 mins|
|__utmc||Google Analytics cookie used to timestamp the exact time that you leave the site||End of browser session|
|__utmz||Google Analytics cookie used to store the traffic source or campaign that explains how a user has reached our site.||6 months from set/update|
3. Social media plugin
We also use services such as social sharing offered by third party companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.
If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by these providers, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine.
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