A cookie is a small packet of data, which is stored in the users' browser, as requested by a website. The data file can be retrieved next time the users' returns, thus allowing the site to identify the user as the same person. This is useful when you need to remember the states of someone's previous activity when navigating separate pages. Examples of this are when logging in, saving items in a shopping basket, or simply saving a personal preference.
Cookies are regulated by the ICO under the EU Cookie Directive. for more information visit the information commissioners office:- www.ico.gov.uk
There are three main types of cookie:-
The website won't be able to function without these and so they are therefore required for the website to work at all. These types of cookie do not require consent and you should avoid disabling these types of cookie.
Functionality cookies are used to save a users preference. This allows the website to be customised to the users choice.
Performance cookies are those that enhance your user experience. Benchmarking data provided by these types of cookies allow website operators to identify needs of improvement.
The table below lists the necessary and performance cookies employed on this website.
|cookie_control_enabled_cookies||Yes||This cookie is used to see which optional cookies you have accepted.||1 year.|
|_ga||No||This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site.||2 years.|
|_gid||No||This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site.||1 day.|
|_gat||No||These cookies work together to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site.||30 minutes.|