More about cookies


Cookies on our website

The law requires that websites ask for consent before setting cookies that aren’t “strictly necessary” for the operation of the website. We are currently in the process of our checking our website to ensure that we meet this legislation.

You can find the full text of The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (PECR) on the government legislation website.

This web page is being regularly updated as we compile a full list of cookies on our website. Read our website's privacy statement for more information.

Google Analytics

Cookies set by google analytics
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_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close the browser
_utmx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmxx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (for example directly, or by a link or search) 6 months

Social media cookies

We embed our video content using YouTube. Information on how Youtube uses cookies can be found on the Google privacy pages. We have used YouTube's 'no-cookie' domain to stream videos on our site. This means that cookies will only be set by YouTube if you play the video.

Some of our web pages include Twitter streams. These use cookies, set by the service provider. Go to the Twitter Privacy policy page

Third party site disclaimer

Please note that external sites including social media sites linked from our website may also use cookies. You need to check with these external sites what information is being collected using cookies.