Cookies Policy

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, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you. You can find out more information about cookies at aboutcookies.org.

What cookies do we use?

Some cookies are necessary for the operation of our website, if you choose to block them some aspects of the site may not work for you. Non necessary cookies are only set when you have given your explicit consent to their use. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

Our web site may utilises the following cookies:

  • Concrete5 - this cookie is used by our CMS to run features on our website it expires at the end of the browser session.
  • cookieconsent_dismissed - used by the cookie consent plugin to remember you have accepted we use cookies on our site
  • Google Analytics - 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 vistors 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.
    Below are details of cookies that Google Anylytics may set:
    Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
    _ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
    _gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.

    _gat

    1 minute

    Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

    SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF

    Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.

    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. 

  • Google Maps - We may embed data from Google Maps.
    Below are details of cookies that Google Maps may set:
    Cookie Name Expiration Time Description

    SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF

    Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.

    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.

  • YouTube - We may embed videos from YouTube.
    Below are details of cookies that YouTube may set:
    Cookie Name Expiration Time Description

    SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

    Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Youtube video, although some expire sooner.

    Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. 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 Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States.This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.

Google publishes it's Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy. There is more information available about Google Analytics at code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html, and Google offer a Google ‘opt-out’ plugin at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout if you don’t want Google Analytics used on your browser.

  • Vimeo - We may embed videos from Vimeo.
    Below are details of cookies that Vimeo may set:
    Cookie Name Expiration Time Description

    __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz, last_page, embed_preferences, has_logged_in, stats_start_date, stats_end_date, CAL, GAPS, N_T, S_adsense, adsenseReferralSourceId, adsenseReferralSubId, adsenseReferralUrl, adsenseReferralUrlQuery, APISID, HSID, NID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SNID, SSID

    There are some cookies that expire 10 years after first viewing a Vimeo video while most of them expire between a few days for up to two years after the last viewing of a Vimeo video.

    Vimeo sets a number of cookies on any page that embeds a Vimeo video. While we have no control over these cookies, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Vimeo viewers, to hold information about current viewing video settings as well as a personal identification token, if you are logged into Vimeo. Furthermore, a set of cookies regarding Google Adsense advertising campaigns might be set, which contain identifiers that record user browsing behaviour.

Vimeo's Privacy Policy can be found at https://vimeo.com/privacy.
Vimeo's Cookie Policy can be found at https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy.

Other external sites

On some pages, we use external links. These external sites may set cookies of their own. Please see the websites hosting the external data for more information on their use of cookies.