To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies.
They improve things for visitors to this website by:
- remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering information you’ve given so you don’t need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
|_utma||Random number||2 years|
|_utmb||Random number||30 minutes|
|_utmc||Random number||when you close your browser|
|_utmx||Random number||2 years|
|_utmxx||Random number||2 years|
|_utmz||Random number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)||6 months|
Social Networking (Twitter)
This site uses Twitter to allow our users to share content via the social network. We don’t actually set this cookie as it’s provided by Twitter to enable you to share our content without having to login to Twitter each and every time.
|guest_id||Random number||2 Years|
|_twitter_sess||Random number||when you close your browser|
|k||Random number||when you close your browser|
Remembering your Blog settings
This cookie remembers the details you enter if you reply to a blog post to save you time if you are a regular visitor. If you have not ever commented on a blog post then this cookie won’t have been set.