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Cookie Policy

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website.

These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use Google Analytics for our visitor statistics. You can read which cookies Google Analytics uses on the Google Developer site.

Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
__utma 2 years from set/update 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.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update 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.
__utmc End of browser session 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.
__utmz 6 months from set/update 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.
__utmv 2 years from set/update 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.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.