Cookies and privacy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Cookies help 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.

Specifically we use a tool called google analytics, the cookies used by google analytics are called _utma, _utmb, _utmc, & _utmz

Overall, these 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. Refusing google analytics cookies will not negatively impact your experience on the site

If you want to control how your browser uses cookies see instructions below for specific browsers...

Mozilla Firefox

Click the “firefox” button top left or choose “tools” from the top menuNow choose “options” and select the privacy tabUpdate the settings here to your desired level

Internet Explorer

Choose tools if using version 8 or lower or choose the cog icon if using version 9 or newerNow choose “internet options” then select the “privacy” tabMove the slider up or down to increase or decrease the level of privacy desired and click “apply”

Google Chrome

Click on the spanner icon (top right) and choose “settings”Click “under the hood” from the left hand menuUnder cookies choose the appropriate option


Click the cog icon (top right) and choose preferencesSelect the privacy tab and choose the appropriate options

If your browser is not listed the please see the help menus in your browser or visit the website of the browser publisher.