We use small text files called ‘cookies’ which are placed on your hard drives to assist in personalising and enriching your browsing experience by displaying content that is more likely to be relevant and of interest to you. The use of cookies is now standard operating procedure for most websites. However if you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, most browsers now permit users to opt-out of receiving them. You need to accept cookies in order register on our website. You may find other functionality in the website impaired if you disable cookies. After termination of the visit to our site, you can always delete the cookie from your system if you wish.

Types of cookie:

  • ‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, ie until you leave the website.
  • ‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).
  • ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
  • ‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.

The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website

Cookie Purpose Duration
1P_JAR The “1_P JAR” cookie is used to gather website statistics and track conversion rates. Session to two years.
_ga Used to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. Session End
SIDCC “SIDCC” is a security cookie to protect a user’s data from unauthorized access. Session to two years.
AID Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
APISID Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
CGIC Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
DV Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
GAPS Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Calendar. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Calendar users, as well as information about which calendar you are viewing, and which tab you are currently on. All the cookies are immediately deleted or expire within 4 months, except for PREF and GAPS, which last for 2 years.
GAPS Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Calendar. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Calendar users, as well as information about which calendar you are viewing, and which tab you are currently on. All the cookies are immediately deleted or expire within 4 months, except for PREF and GAPS, which last for 2 years.
HSID Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
NID Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
OGP Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
SAPISID Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
SID Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
SIDCC “SIDCC” is a security cookie to protect a user’s data from unauthorized access. Session to two years.
SNID Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Calendar. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Calendar users, as well as information about which calendar you are viewing, and which tab you are currently on. All the cookies are immediately deleted or expire within 4 months, except for PREF and GAPS, which last for 2 years.
SSID Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
_gat Google Analytics: used to throttle request rate 1 minute
_gid Google Analytics: distinguishes between users 1 day
catAccCookies Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies. 30 days
gadwp_wg_default_dimension Used to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. Session End
gadwp_wg_default_metric Used to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. Session End
gadwp_wg_default_swmetric Used to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. Session End
wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1 WordPress uses these cookies to customize the Website’s view of admin interface and possibly also the main Website interface. One year.

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Using your browser to control cookies
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Managing Analytics cookies
You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing history within our websites or applications recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their analytics cookies by clicking on following links:
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html