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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

For more detailed information about cookies visit:

https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

Here is a list of all cookies used by this website and how we use them. No cookies will be placed on your computer by our website until you explicitly agree they are permitted:

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
FusionCookiesOK Used to store whether you have agreed to accept Cookies from this website (will only be used with agreement). It contains no
personal details.
20 Months
ASP.NET_SessionId This is used to maintain a users session when they log in. It contains the session ID only, and no personal details. When you close your browser
FusionAuthToken This is used to help maintain authentication with the website once logged in. It is a unique per-session ID, and contains no
personal details.
When you close your browser
accessibility_font_size This is used to store an alternative font size, and may be used if the website has accessibility features enabled. When you close your browser

The below cookies are implicitly accepted by you.

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit this site by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit this site by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 Hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes
_utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to this site or to a certain page 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on this site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser When you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached this site (for example from another website or a search engine) 6 months
cb-enabled This cookie saves your selection upon your consent for cookie usage. 1 Year

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.