1.3. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
1.4. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
1.5. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
1.6. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
2. Our cookies
2.1. We only use session cookies.
2.2. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below. We use a session cookie to:
- track how users interact with the website;
- improve the website’s usability;
- prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;
- facilitate the use of our website search engine.
3. Analytics cookies
3.1. We use Google Analytics to gather and analyse traffic which accesses our website.
3.2. Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
3.3. The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _ga, _gat, _gid, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv.
3.4. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
4. Third party cookies
4.1. Our website also uses third party cookies over which we have no control.