We use Google analytics cookies to research certain usage and activities on our website. No personal data about you is shared. However, in the course of conducting this research Google analytics may place a unique "cookie" on your browser.
A cookie is a small file which is sent to your browser and stored on your computers hard disc and helps us understand and track your use of the site and where it can improve the information and services provided.
The table below lists the cookies we use, describes them and the reason we use them:
USE COOKIE NAME DESCRIPTION
Google Analytics: Determining Visitor Session __utmb
The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session
Google Analytics: Identifying Unique Visitors
__utma Each unique browser that visits a page on your site is provided with a unique ID via the ‘utma’ cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor.
Google Analytics: Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation __utmz When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to your page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to your site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within the site.
Visitor Session cookie sessionid Used by our website to store session data until needed without having to pass data from page to page as variables.
Language cookie django_language Used by our website to store language information.
Cookie information cookie cc_cookie_accept / cc_cookie_decline Used by our website to store whether you have accepted cookies.
Cross site request forgery cookie csrftoken Used by our website to prevent other sites or web pages from submitting forms on this site.
To enable or disable cookies, you will have to follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ facility of your browser’s menu). You may also wish to refer to the website www.allaboutcookies.org.
To disable Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Following the revision of the EU E-privacy Directive and the new legal requirements on cookies, we are closely following the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance and ensure we are in line with it.