What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that get put on your computer by websites as you surf them.
These cookies can store lots of information which can have privacy implications.
We like to think all the cookies used on this site are fairly innocuous but that’s for you to judge.
Anonymous tracking software (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics (just like virtually everybody else) a service provided by Google.
They gather anonymous data of how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc etc.
You can think of it as being a bit like CCTV but one that automatically blurs your face so we can see what people have done, but not who.
If you are anti-Google you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (we prefer you didn’t though as this data is seriously helpful to us in improving our website and to provide a better experience for you!)
The cookies which Google places on your computer are called:_utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz, _qca.
This is how long the tiny cookies will stay on your computer. However, you can delete them at any time from your browser:
Duration the cookie is on your
When Can I delete the cookie
|_utma||2 years||Whenever you |
|_utmb||Less than 1 |
|Whenever you |
itself when you leave our website
|Whenever you |
|_utmz||6 Months||Whenever you |
|_qca||5 Years||Whenever you |
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However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.