A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Purpose: Remembers previous actions when browsing a page again during the same session.
Purpose: This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.
Purpose: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. This is customisable by website owners.
Purpose: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
Purpose: This cookie is set by the website. When it is first set, a random id is generated and stored in the cookie to avoid counting you as a visitor more than once (e.g. if you are on a mobile device and your IP address changes while you browse). This cookie also stores a count of your returning visits.
Used by WordPress, allows the page to be visualised, showing content and interacting with it without obtaining any information from the user.
Purpose: Used by WordPress, allows the page to be visualised, showing content and interacting with it without obtaining any information from the user.
How to manage cookies
• Firefox from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
• Chrome from https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
• Explorer from https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
• Safari from https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac