What Is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small data file sent from a website and stored in your web browser i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc. when you are browsing a website. They are a way of allowing websites to remember details of your previous activity and for gathering information about your preferences i.e. which pages you visited, which links you clicked. Therefore, when you revisit the website at any stage in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved so the website can tailor its operations to match your likes and dislikes by remembering your preferences.
Can I Opt Out of Cookies?
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can normally modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. For more information about cookies, including how to set your browser to reject cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that opting out of cookies may mean that some website functionality is unavailable to you.
What Cookies Do We Use?
Our website uses Google Analytics to help us identify the number of unique visitors to our site, where visitors have come to the site from, the pages they visited, their length of stay and the keywords they used to search for our site. This data is anonymised so we cannot use it to specifically identify you and it does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the information you choose to share with us. Overall, cookies simply help us to provide a better website by enabling us to monitor the pages which visitors find useful and which they do not.
Below is a list of the cookies we may use and their purpose:
|_utma||A Google Analytics cookie which records the number of times a user has visited the site as well as the time of their first visit and last visit.|
|_utmb||A Google Analytics cookie which stores details of the moment when a user enters a site.|
|_utmc||A Google Analytics cookie which stores details of the moment when a user leaves the site.|
|_utmz||A Google Analytics cookie which records where the user came from, including details of the search engine, keywords and links used.|
|PHPSESSID||This is a session cookie – it is destroyed when you close your browser. This cookie allows our web site to track whether a visitor has logged in and enables certain aspects of the web site to function correctly.|
|A YouTube cookie which may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.|
Can I Opt Out of Google Analytics?
To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
By choosing this option, you will block Google Analytics across all websites, including our own website.
Third party cookies are not set directly by the web site you are visiting but are set by services that are used to insert useful content into the site. This site makes use of Google’s mapping service to provide a useful, interactive map of our location. Google’s mapping service makes use of a number of cookies: khcookie, NID, SNID, PREF. These cookies are set when you visit a page with an embedded Google map.
Any information obtained by the cookies is not shared with any third parties.