A cookie is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree (or your browser agrees automatically if you have set it up in that way), your browser adds that text in a small file.
We have included a full list of the cookies used on this website below (cookies used by this site), along with a definition of what the cookie is used for.
We treat all the data held with the utmost care and security. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers as well as more general information about cookies.
This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for:
|__ga||2 years||This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate our use of our website and compile reports on user activity.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
|SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE||10 years||This cookie is used for analytics purposes to help us identify repeated visits by a single user.|
|SC_EXPVIEW||This analytics cookie is provided by Sitecore. It stores whether or not the Sitecore Experience View Mode is enabled. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the website.|
|aether||30 mins||We use Gaia Insight to enable us to understand how visitors interact with this site particularly the paths visitors take through the site. This data is used to help understand how visitors interact with the site and the way in which they navigate through it. Your IP address and other personally identifiable data is not associated with any other data held by Gaia Insight.|
|is_returning||5 years||We use Crazy Egg to see how visitors interact with areas of a page. No personally identifiable data is captured during this process.|
|ASP.NET_Sessionid||session||This cookie is set by ASP.NET itself to store session data. This cookie will be deleted when the sessions end. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the Website.|
|seen_cookie_message||1 year||We use this cookie to determine when the cookie disclaimer message has been closed in order that it is not then shown on subsequent visits.|