Cookie Information

Our website uses up to five cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. The cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

The cookies we use are from third party services that help make your experience on our website better.  Some of them allow us to identify the topics and subjects visitors find most interesting and useful while others enable you to easily share information on social media networks.  The list of cookies used is below.




_utmc Google Analytics - Sets visitor session (used together with _utmb) Not Set
_utmb Google Analytics - Sets visitor session (used together with _utmc)
30 minutes from set/update
_utma Google Analytics - Identifies unique user 2 years from set/update
_utmz Google Analytics - Used to track traffic souces and navigation 6 months from set/update
_atuvc AddThis - Used to show updated share counts to social media as a person uses the sharing buttons

2 years from set/update



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