This page contains information about what cookies are and how we use them on our website.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of text that can be stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to surf the Internet by the websites you visit. Cookies have many uses, which may include storing information about you. You can find out more information about cookies at AboutCookies.org and Information Commissioner: cookies.
Google Analytics is the program we use to collect statistics from our website to show us how visitors use our site. We use the information to create reports and to help us to constantly improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, information like the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and which pages they visited, but we don’t get personal information, and can’t track who you are. Google Analytics creates four cookies:
_utma (lasts for two years)
_utmb (lasts for 30 minutes)
_utmc (lasts until you close your browser)
_utmz (lasts for six months)
There is more information available about Google Analytics cookies, and Google offer a Google ‘opt-out’ plugin if you don’t want their cookies to be used on your browser.
We use YouTube to run our videos, and then add them to our site in ‘privacy-enhanced mode’. If you play the video, it will add a cookie to your computer. YouTube provides more information about privacy on its website.