What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your computer / mobile device and stored by your browser when you visit a website. When you visit a site for the first time that uses cookies; a cookie is downloaded to your computer / mobile device, which is then retrieved by the website on your next visit to the site.

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or to work more efficiently. Our site relies on cookies to optimise user experience by analysing website traffic and for some site features to function properly.

How we use cookies

We use traffic logging cookies to identify which pages are being accessed by visitors, which browsers are being used and the devices that they are installed on (computer, mobile phone, tablet). This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website by tailoring it to our website visitors 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 personally identifiable information about you. You can choose to accept or decline cookies when accessing the site; most web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies but you can generally change your browsers settings to decline cookies if you prefer.

If your web browser is set to refuse cookies from our website this may affect your ability to use certain parts / functionality of our site.

Cookies we use

Cookie Name Cookie Description
_ga Google Analytics – Unique ID used to distinguish site visitors
_gid Google Analytics – Unique ID used to distinguish site visitors
_gat Google Analytics – Used to throttle request rate
_glsr_session Undefined