Cookies Policy

Cookies

We want your experience of using our website to be easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • 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 yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them

Our use of cookies

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our website:

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook, Twitter and Google have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

First party cookies

Our website uses cookies in several places – we've listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.
We will endeavour to let you know before we store a cookie on your computer.

Cookies set by our website

Name Purpose Typical content Expires
PHPSESSID Authentication session to prevent having to login multiple times in one browser session. Unique random string allocated to user's time on site. Expires on exit


Third party cookies

We may use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on our website on their behalf. Our website does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Cookies set on our website by a 3rd party

Provider Name Purpose More info
Share This __uset
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Tracks what is being shared and by whom Share This privacy