Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The information below explains the cookies we use and why:

Google Analytics

Name:

  • _ga – Google Analytics unique identifier
  • _gat – Google Analytics request rate throttling
  • _gid – Google Analytics

Purpose:

We use Google Analytics to help us gain an understanding of how people use the website, from this we can ensure that we offer the best content and user experience to our customers. All data collected is anonymous and we cannot identify you personally from the data.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Cookie Message

Name:

  • cookiesAllowed – Stores whether you accepted or declined cookies so we know what to load across the site

Google

Name:

  • NID- Used by Google for user preferences (E.G. language/region)

PHP Session

Name:

  • PHPSESSID – Session Identifier.