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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Use of cookies

A cookie is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree (or your browser agrees automatically if you have set it up in that way), your browser adds that text in a small file.

A cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets website operators know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We have included a full list of the cookies used on below, along with an explanation of what each cookie is used for.

How to control and delete cookies

We know that people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit that you and we gain from their proper use is worthwhile.

You can delete the files that contain cookies - those files are stored as part of your internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability.

If you would like more information about how cookies work, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to disable cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual.

Cookies used on the website uses a number of suppliers who set cookies on our website in order to deliver the services that they are providing. A list of all third party cookies that are used on is set out below.

Cookie Name Used For Cookie Expires Information
_cfduid Used by the content Network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic 1 year
_utmc Used by Google Analytics to register a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website to calculate the duration of a website visit when you close your browser
_utma This lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the website or to a particular page 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our website 30 minutes
_utmz This tells us how you reached our website (for example from another website or a search engine) 6 months
_utmt Used to throttle request rate 10 minutes
r/collect Collect data to measure efficiency of viewed or clicked ads and shows targeted adds when you close your browser
gkcd This website uses this cookie to log whether the cookie notification popup has been displayed, so it is not displayed again on for this user. 1 year

Changes to this policy

We may update this cookies Policy from time to time to ensure that you are kept informed of how we use your personal information. We will notify you of any significant changes by flagging the updated policy on our website or by sending you an email.

Last updated 18th May 2018