Cookies

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device.

We respect the privacy of our visitors and as such, we do not use cookies that collect any personal information about you. However, should you wish to block or restrict any of the cookies that our website does use, you can do so through your browser settings. There should be a help option to guide you through the process.

We have carried out a cookie audit of our website and created the tables below, so that you can view all of the cookies our site uses; their type and their purpose.

Google Analytics Cookies

NameDescription
__utmaGoogle Analytics cookie – tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit
__utmbGoogle Analytics cookie – used to track how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends
__utmcGoogle Analytics cookie – used to track how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends
__utmvGoogle Analytics cookie – tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit
__utmxGoogle website optimiser cookie – used for controlling content
__utmxxGoogle website optimiser cookie – used for controlling content
__utmzGoogle analytics cookie – used to track where a visitor came from
__utmcwGoogle analytics cookie – tracks each users session on the site

Misc Cookies

NameDescription
__stidShareThis is used to provide social sharing options
UIDShareThis provides ComScore with user usage statistics
UIDRShareThis provides ComScore with user usage statistics