In order to help provide the information on this website accessible and easy to use, small amounts of information may be placed on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
The information is used to improve the website and is collected by measuring how many people are using services so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article Internet Browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them
If you’d like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, visit the About Cookies website.
Cookies used on this website
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
This website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
Name Typical Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmxx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months
Helping you to use this site
Cookies are used to help you to use this website and ensure it remains secure. The following cookies are used:
Name Typical Content Expires
PHPSESSID randomly generated text allowing management of your logged in session When you close your browser, or your browser session ends
civicAllowCookies and civicAllowCookieIcon This is the cookie stored by Cookie Control when a user agrees to have cookies stored on their machine. 20 days
How to control and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.