Cookies

About cookies
Cookies are small data files that Websites download to a user’s device. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. They help Website providers, for example, to recognise a user that has visited a Website previously. Further details on the cookies used on this Website and their purposes are set out below.

This Website uses the following types of cookie:

_ga: (Google Analytics tracking cookie) Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the Website. It enables Google Analytics to identify the number of unique visitors to the Website. This information cannot be used to identify who you are, we do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

_gat: (Google Universal Analytics) Used to throttle the rate at which page review requests are made, which limits the collection of data on high traffic sites. The main purpose of this cookie is to sustain the performance of the Website. This is a session Cookie.

_gid: (Google Universal Analytics) Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the Website. It enables the Website to keep track of your movement from page to page in order to analyse user behaviour, such as which pages have been visited during your visit. This information cannot be used to identify who you are, we do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. This is a session Cookie.

collect: (Google Analytics Marketing cookie) Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitors device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels with the intention of displaying ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user. This is a session Cookie.

You can see how this applies to Google Analytics here.

Cookie duration
The single session cookie is a temporary cookie which remains in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser. The other cookies will remain in the cookie file of your browser after the closing of the browser, and will become active again when you re-open this Website. The different cookies have different expiration dates. Following expiry of a cookie, a new version of that cookie will be downloaded when you next visit this Website, unless you have withdrawn your consent in the meantime.

Refusing cookies
You do not have to accept cookies, but without accepting them you may experience reduced functionality when visiting the Website.

You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Detailed information on how to do this can be found here.

For more information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Accessibility

We recognise the importance of providing a Website that is inclusive and available for all user groups. This page explains:

  • our approach to making this Website accessible;
  • the features provided to enhance the site’s accessibility;
  • what to do if you have any questions or feedback for us.

Approach

We believe that this Website meets or exceeds the requirements of the level A criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (WCAG WAI) 2.0 guidelines.

Accessibility features

Text size

You can vary the text size by using your browser’s text resize option: View – Text Size.

Heading elements

HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading.

Colour contrast

We have checked text and background colour combinations to ensure that the contrast is sufficient and we have also ensured that information is not referenced by colour alone.