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Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

how we use cookies

This site incorporates the use of Cookies. Cookies are small data text files that are sent from a server computer during a browsing session. Cookies are typically stored on your computer's hard drive and are used by Websites to simulate a continuous connection to that site. They do not identify you, but in order to make our site more responsive to your needs we use cookies to track and manage information relative to your specific interests. In this way we can tailor our site to your needs and deliver a better and more personalised service and track the pages on our site that you visit. The use of cookies automatically identifies your browser to our computers whenever you interact with our site. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies, read more about this below.

You should note that if subsequently choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of the services on this site.


We have one cookie that is used for functional reasons which is necessary for the site to work and set by our content management system, this only lasts for the length of your visit.

The other cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise 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. If you do not disable them but continue to use our site we will take this as your consent to the use of those cookies. 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. We have set out below the third party cookies of which we are aware.  Other cookies that may be used by third parties are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Read more about the individual analytical cookies we use and how to recognise them below:

Cookie Control settings

Name Description Expiration
civicAllowCookies Cookie Control user interface to remember your preference. 1 year
civicShowCookieIcon Cookie Control user interface to remember your preference. 1 year

Universal Analytics

Name Description Expiration
_ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years

Cookies set by Google Analytics

Name Description Expiration
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
__utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the_setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated_setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update

Brightcove

Name Description Domain Persistence
BC_BANDWIDTH Detects initial bandwidth capability for progressive download deliveries. host current session
AkamaiAnalytics_BrowserSessionId Stores the ID for a visit. host current session
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitMetricsCsv Stores visit-related metrics as a CSV. host current session
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_bitRateBucketsCsv Stores required information to compute bitrate data for the visit. host current session
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitCookie Stores information about the number of tabs currently open. host current session
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitLastCloseTime Stores the time when the browser was last closed. host current session
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitIsPlaying Stores information about streams playing in any tabs. host current session
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitStartTime Stores visit start time. host current session
Akamai_AnalyticsMetrics_clientId Stores unique ID. host 1 year
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitUnqueTitles Stores the unique title names that are played in a browser. host current session

Google Remarketing

Name Description
ebNewBandWidth_.google ads.g.doubleclick.net __ar_v4 id _drt_ These cookies are written by Google for the purpose of showing advertisements to users who have previously visited our site as they browse other websites on the internet. Further information on Google Remarketing can be found here: http://www.google.com/ads/innovations/remarketing.html

Crazy Egg

Name Description Persistence
is_returning These cookies are required by Crazy Egg to track visits and returning visitors Expires after 5 years

How do I reject and/or delete these cookies?

All browsers permit that you reject and/or delete cookies either one at a time or all at once. The procedure for this depends on the browser you use. For your information, we have inserted a link which explains how to delete cookies on the most common used browsers below.  Please note that where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources: