Where services are delivered on the internet this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. The purpose of these files can be to enhance your experience of visiting the site or to enable us to gather statistics that help us to understand how people use the site.

Policy overview

  • How to control cookies and how to delete cookies
  • List of third party cookies used on our site

How to control cookies and how to delete cookies

Please be aware, by rejecting cookies, you may also be limiting the functionality of our website and other websites you visit. If you do wish to block or delete cookies on this or any other website, you can manage cookies through your browser.

You can reject all, or certain, cookies. You can also configure your browser to get notifications when a cookie is offered. For instructions on how to control cookies, you may find www.aboutcookies.org useful because it provides an up to date list of browsers with step by step instructions on each for how to control your cookies. For instructions on how to delete cookies, it can again be done through your browser and once again www.aboutcookies.org provides an up to date list of browsers with instructions on each for how to do delete cookies.

Alternatively, your browser Help will be able to explain how to control or delete cookies. You can also find out more about preventing websites from collecting cookies with these resources:

www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/manage-data

www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy

http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/default.mspx

List of third party cookies used on our site

Google Analytics Cookies

Cookie names: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz

Data stored: A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.

Description: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Detailed information about each Google Analytics cookie is provided here: An Explanation Of Cookies & Google Analytics. Review the Google Analytics Privacy & Security Policy here

Google Maps Cookies

Cookie names: SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF

Data stored: Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level.

Description: Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.