Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer or mobile phone.

We use cookies to create a better and more personalised service for our users. None of our cookies track or store personal data.

Here are the types of cookies we use on our website and why we use them:

Functional cookies

  • Website performance: we have 4 cookies that are created by the server to specify the site configurations. They are not specific to individual users and are not modified or transmitted by the client browser. They are called: dev_mod, base, cdn, live.
  • Map performance: one cookie estimates latitude and longitude of the user’s IP in order to assist a map to load quickly at a relevant location. The cookie is created and encrypted on the client browser and not transmitted back to our server at all. This cookie is called: geo-location.

Analytical cookies

  • Google Analytics: we use two cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, including details of the site where the visitor has come from. All data captured is anonymous and can not affect the privacy of the user. The data from these cookies is transmitted back to Google and our access does not identify any personal user. These cookies are called: _ga and _gat.
  • Analytics exclusion: one cookie is created by the server to store the user’s IP so that we can disable the analytics for specific IPs. This cookie is not modified or transmitted. It is called: remote.

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website, via your browser’s settings. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.

You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at All About Cookies.org

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