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We sometimes place small data files on your computer which are called cookies. Most websites do this.

Cookies improve your website experience by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. We use them to make the website work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish. We use the following cookies:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • what pages you visit
  • how long you are on the site
  • how you got here and
  • what you click on.


  • do not collect or store your personal information like your name or address so we cannot identify you
  • do not let Google to use or share our analytics data.
Cookies we store and why

Name Purpose Expires
_utma This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site  2 years
_utmb This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site  30 minutes
_utmc This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser  when you close your browser
_utmz This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)  6 months

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