When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example: enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task; recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested; measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through advice on aboutcookies.org.
Here we describe – to the best of our knowledge – cookies which may be set on your computer when you visit this site or use some the third-party plugins. Note that if you click a link or button which takes you to another site, cookies may be set by that website. These cookies are not described here.
Cookies for improving service
This site uses the Google Analytics service. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This allows us to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.Name: _utma Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: 2 years Name: _utmb Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: 30 minutes Name: _utmc Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: when user exits browser Name: _utmz Typical content: randomly generated number and info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) Expires: 6 months For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.
Third party cookies
Cookies used when you log in to the website
Some users have accounts and can log in to this website. When a user logs on with a username and password, this site – which uses the Plone Content Management System – uses a cookie so the user does not have to log in each time he or she visits a new page. To our knowledge, the following cookies are related to Plone’s user login function:Name: _ac Typical content: random number Expires: when user exits browser Name: _ZopeId Typical content: random number Expires: when user exits browser Name: areYourCookiesEnabled Typical content: a number (e.g. 1) – presumably a status flag signalling whether or not the user’s browser is accepting cookies Expires: when user exits browser