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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text-only string of data that is entered into the cookie file or “memory” of the web browser on your computer. It will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

If you would like to know more about cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies on this website?

Using cookies is useful for us in optimising the website and making sure we are offering you the best content. We use cookies in order to give us information on the number of visitors to different parts of our website and thus to monitor which areas are most useful. We do not use them to identify you.

Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do not tie the information gathered to our Customers’ or Users’ personal information.

We use the following cookies on this website:


OpenX (OAID):
This cookie is used to serve advertisements on the website. Currently we only use this cookie to serve our own IAB advertising. If you do not want the advertising on the website served to you to use this cookie, click here to replace it with an opt-out cookie. If you decide to opt-out, advertisements may still be delivered to your web browser but those advertisements may not be as relevant to you because the advertisement request will only use information that is automatically transmitted through an Internet communication (e.g., web browser type, Internet Service Provider, information about the general content of the website or web page displayed on your web browser) and not information collected using an OpenX Cookie. Please note that if you delete the opt-out cookie, then you may receive the OpenX Cookie again. This cookie will automatically expire after one year.

You can find out more about the OpenX cookie at www.openx.com/about/openx-market-privacy-principles.


has_js – This cookie is used to let the web page know in advance if you have javascript turned on or not. It allows the website to serve up content in a more efficient manner by preventing the need for you to download unnecessary content which can be generated or retrieved later by javascript. This cookie also improves web page load times and responsiveness. It expires at the end of the browser session.
UID SESS0dbbb9bd6df166e21af6f1fa125633d5 – this cookie is used to allow logging in to the website as a registered user. It expires at the end of the browser session.

This cookie allows card transactions to be taken via SagePay. For further information visit www.sagepay.com.


Google Analytics (_utma / _utmb / _utmc / _utmz):
__utma – this cookie ascertains the number of times a visitor has been to web site.
__utmb / __utmc – these cookies work together to calculate how long your visit takes, one to take a ‘timestamp’ of when you enter the site and one for when you leave. The cookies expire when you leave the website (or at the end of the browsing session).
__utmz – this cookie ascertains where you visited the site from, which search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where in the world you are accessing from. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. It expires within six months.

You can find out more about these cookies at http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html.


Google Maps (PREF / NID):
These cookies are used by Google to ascertain how many users are using their mapping service. They expire after a period between six months and two years. You can find out more about these cookies at www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/privacy-policy.html.SHARING:

AddThis (psc / uvc / dt / uid / xtc):
When you click on the ‘AddThis’ button it allows you to spread content across the web making it easier for you to bookmark and share with other people. These cookies enable this process.

These cookies expire between at the end of your browsing session and one year. You can find out more about these cookies at www.addthis.com/privacy#.

The Google+1 button is a way for you to share information publicly, as part of your Google Profile. Clicking it will be recorded by Google, along with the information about the page you are viewing. This helps you and others receive customised content from Google and its partners.

To find out more about Google +1 see http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html

SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. With 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million pageviews, it is amongst the most visited 200 websites in the world. Besides presentations, SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars.

To find out more about Google +1 see www.slideshare.net

How can you manage the use of cookies on this website?

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