Privacy policy

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How we use cookies

Our web pages use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website. Cookies may be set either by the website ("first party cookies"), or by a third party website ("third party cookies"). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used. However, we continue to collect information about third-party cookies and the tables below are based on the work completed to date. Accordingly, we may update the information contained in this section from time to time.


This website is run on the Drupal content management system (CMS). Drupal sets some cookies in order to improve the user experience and assist in the delivery of the site (e.g. to test whether a user has JavaScript enabled.) The following cookies are set by Drupal on this site:

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Cookie ID Purpose Contains or Links to personal data Data Type Lifespan
ccShowCookieIcon Records whether or not to show the Cookie Control icon no text Persistant 90 days
[sitename]_cookiecontrol Records the fact that you as a user have agreed to accept cookies from this site no text Persistant 90 days
has_js Determines whether or not JavaScript is enabled so that Drupal can more efficiently perform operations to enhance the user experience no boolean Session End of session

Please note that the only cookie that is set before you consent to cookies is the has_js cookie, it is not currently possible for the site to function without setting this cookie.

Cookies for logged in users

In addition to the cookies listed above, the following cookies are set when you log in to the site:

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Cookie ID Purpose Contains or Links to personal data Data Type Lifespan
SESS[random string] Identifies the user's session no unique string Persistant 23 days
Drupal.toolbar.collapsed Determines the dispaly preference of the toolbar for the user no boolean Persistant 100 years

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. Google Analytics uses cookies to record information about usage. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For further information on how Google Analytics handles user data please see the overview of Google Analytics privacy. The table below shows details of the cookies that Google analytics uses:

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Cookie ID Purpose Contains or Links to personal data Data Type Lifespan
__utma Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 30 minutes
__utmb Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 30 minutes
__utmc Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Session End of Session
__utmz Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 6 months

Cookie Preferences

If you delete all cookies, your preferences will be lost and you may lose some functionality. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to see what cookies have been accepted and you can delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change the settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information. Cookie settings in Internet Explorer Cookie settings in Firefox Cookie settings in Chrome Cookie settings in Safari

Further Information

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, please visit To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Changes to our Cookie Statement

Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you.