What is a cookie
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
You can find more information about cookies at:
- www.allaboutcookies.org and
- for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
- A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AllAboutCookies
- The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks
- Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
- New technologies such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
- Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Full cookie details
Category 2: performance cookies
|Cookie Name||Cookie Provider||Expires After||Description of Cookie|
|_ga||2 years||The 4 Google Analytics cookies provide us with data about visitor usage patterns on our site. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. The visitor remains anonymous.|
|_pinterest_cm||1 day||The Pin on Pinterest in parts of our site allows you to pin to your logged-in Pinterest account, if you have one. Pinterest tracks this if you are logged in.|
Google and Facebook