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Cookies on this website

Information about the cookies that we may set on your device when you use this website

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

We use cookies to store information about how you use this website, such as the pages you visit.

Google Analytics cookies

The web statistics package we use on our site, Google Analytics, sets cookies only if you switch them on using the cookie settings tool on the site. Access this tool by clicking on the icon in the bottom left of the screen.

The cookies that Google Analytics sets are:

Cookie name Expiration time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.

See Google Analytics documentation for more information about Google Analytics cookies.

Cookies that remember your settings

These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the site.

These cookies are:

Cookie name Expiration time Description
CookieControl 90 days Remembers your preferences in the cookie control tool.

Further information on how to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer can be found on the all about cookies website under the ‘manage cookies’ section.