Cookies

What is a cookie?

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.

Why do we use cookies?

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site, and also allows us to make improvements to our site.

What type of cookies do we use?

The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies, which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors, and to see how visitors navigate around the site when they use it. This helps us to improve the functionality of our site, for example by making sure that users can easily find what they are looking for. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the following table:

Name Provider Purpose Expires More information
PHPSESSID Wipe Direct Aids the display and navigation of certain content On exit PHP Sessions
gud_cp Wipe Direct Identifies whether a user has accepted our Cookie Policy N/A N/A
__utma Google Tracks user activity to help us provide more relevant content N/A Google Cookies
__utmb Google Tracks user activity to help us provide more relevant content N/A Google Cookies
__utmc Google Tracks user activity to help us provide more relevant content N/A Google Cookies
__utmz Google Tracks user activity to help us provide more relevant content N/A Google Cookies

Can I block cookies?

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. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.