A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES.These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

ANALYTICAL/PERFORMANCE COOKIES.They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Cookie Type / Category

Analytical/performance cookies

Name

_ga

Duration

2 years

Purpose

Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. Google provide an opt-out tool to disable this cookie.

Cookie Type / Category

Analytical / performance cookies

Name

_gid

Duration

24 hours

Purpose

Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.

Cookie Type / Category

Analytical / performance cookies

Name

_gat

Duration

1 minute

Purpose

Used by Google Analytics to throttle Google Analytics request rate.

Cookie Type / Category

Strictly necessary

Name

connect.sid

Duration

When the browser session ends

Purpose

This is a user session cookie for administrators that need to log into the site. It gets deleted when the browser window is terminated.

Cookie Type / Category

Strictly necessary

Name

cookie_notice

Duration

2 years

Purpose

This is a cookie to remember if you have dismissed the initial global cookie notice.