What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers put on your computer as part of your use of a website. More details about cookies are available from a number of online sources including All About Cookies.
Cookies are integral to modern websites. They allow us to distinguish visitors from each other and (anonymously) record the traffic to the website. This helps ensure a good user experience, and the data is valuable in assessing and improving the website. We also use them aas part of displaying our Twitterstream.
Which cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies:
A session cookie that is integral to the content management system. It only lasts for the duration of users using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.
Four Google Analytics cookies
These cookies allow the counting numbers of visitors, visitors’ movements round the site etc. We collect these anonymously. Assessing this data allows the site to be improved and more relevant content developed in the future.
Google provides details of all the cookies used by Google Analytics.
We specifically employ:
Declining and removing cookies
You can change your browser settings to decline or remove cookies if you prefer. However, this may mean you do not benefit from all of the site’s functionality.
About Cookies gives browser-specific instructions on how to manage cookies.
If you would like to prevent all Google Analytics cookies being set, install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On for your browser.