What are cookies?

A cookie is a data file, which often includes a unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and is then stored on the hard drive of the device you are using to browse the website. Each website you visit can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access cookies it has already sent to you, not cookies sent to you by other sites. 

Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please be aware that blocking cookies may affect the functionality of the website.


How we use cookies

You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Description
PHPSESSID Used by the website's code to identify you as a unique user. It will expire when you close your browser and doesn't hold any personal data.
cookieCloseIn & cookieCloseOut These cookies are used to alert the user that the website uses cookies - whilst present, it ensures the "Cookie Information" bar is hidden, and ensures that no other cookie data is tracked unless opted-in.
_utmc, _utma, _utmb, _utmz,  _ga, _gat These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the 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.
cmsa This cookie is created by the Perch CMS to identify you as a user of a Perch licensed product. Perch may use this to verify that a website has been correctly licensed.


How to control Google Analytics cookies

When you visit this website, you are prompted to opt-in or opt-out of our Google Analytics Cookie usage. If you would like to opt-out you can visit to apply Google's "Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on".


How to control and delete cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on this website (or, indeed, on any other website) you can do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how. 

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this 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.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this website.

Contacting us and your Data Rights

Questions, comments or requests concerning our cookie policy or the way we use your data should be addressed to [[ADDRESS]].

Updated 3rd August 2022.

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