What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (third party cookies).
Unless the cookie is strictly necessary, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented. Although, please remember that if you do not consent to our functionality cookies, parts of our website may not work.
The list below explains what cookies we use on our website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary, functionality or performance related cookies. Please note that any information collected by functionality and performance cookies on this website is done so anonymously. We also state whether a cookie is a persistent or session cookie.
"Strictly necessary cookies" - those essential to the function of the website
Your website session will launch with these automatically in place as they are essential to the function of the website.
Web server identification cookie (PHPSESSID). This cookie is generated so that the web server can identify users of the site and their behaviour on the site. This cookie is temporary and expires when you close your browser.
Content Management System cookie (CONCRETE5). This cookie is set by our Concrete5 content management system. It stores basic information for a user to maintain the website. No personal information is stored, and it is encrypted. This cookie is temporary and expires when you close your browser.
Content Management System cookie (CONCRETE5_csrf_token). This cookie is set by our content management system and is used as security prevention to protect against Cross-Site Request Forgery, used when a form is submitted. This is a persistent cookie and will be remembered by your browser for the next time you visit the website.
"Performance Cookies" - those not essential to the function, but essential in monitoring the performance of the website
Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz). These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For an overview of privacy at Google, visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
"Functionality cookies" – those that make your website experience better
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). These cookies are also used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or using a map, which is what we use them for on our website. Information collected by "functionality cookies" cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The "functionality cookies" on our website only collect anonymous information.
YouTube (APISID, HSID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE). These cookies are needed for playing videos on our website. They are used by YouTube to store user preferences when viewing pages containing embedded video content within our website. They also collect anonymous information, e.g. how often a video is played and whether it is shared by our visitors. For an overview of privacy at Google, visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.