A cookie, also known as a browser cookie or tracking cookie, is a small text file created by a website and stored on your device (eg. computer).
Cookies can't actually 'do' anything. They cannot make copies of themselves nor can they scan, read or modify anything on your device. It is technically impossible for cookies to read personal information. Cookies simply allow a website to recognise users when they return to the site. They can only ever be read or edited by the website that originally created them.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may disable cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your device (see information below). By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Google Analytics sets four cookies automatically when you visit our site. Details of each are shown below.
Purpose: Contains the main details of the user
Expiry date: 2 years
Purpose: Contains details about the current website visit
Expiry date: 30 mins
Purpose: Used only to determine if the user has closed their browser
Expiry date: End of visit
Purpose: Contains referral details about the current visit
Expiry date: 6 months
Some third party services embedded within this website, such as Google Maps, set their own cookies. These are known as third party cookies because they are not set by our website. We have no control over the cookies set by these services. You may disable third party cookies on your device (see details below).
From time to time we have a survey on the website. This uses a cookie to not repeat ask you to complete the same survey.
For more information about cookies, including instructions on how to manage, remove, or disable cookies on your device, please see the All About Cookies website.
If you choose to disable cookies, we will not be able to gather valuable usage information about your visit, which helps us to constantly improve the website. Please note that other websites may become completely unusable.