What are cookies?
A "cookie" is a small piece of information which is stored on your browser when you visit a website. They recognise your device as you move between pages and can be used from maintaining secure logins to remembering you when you next visit the website. Certain cookies are owned by the website you are viewing (first-party cookies) and others are supplied by an independent company (third-party cookies).
Meeting EU legislation on cookies
How to change your cookie settings
The cookies that have been set up will still be active so if you need to change these, you can do so from your web browser settings. To find out how to do this, visit allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
If you choose to delete your cookies, it's important that you know that we will no longer recognise your preferences.
Where and how we use them:
These cookies are used on our websites. If you access one of our sites, you will have to ensure that cookies are enabled to allow these sites to work. If you do not enable cookies then you will not be able to use our sites. The cookies used on our sites are:
- PHPSESSID (PHP Session Cookie)
These cookies are necessary and allow us to improve your journey and experience on our site. This information is aggregated and anonymous and provides us with key statistics on how customers are interacting with our site. This includes:
- Helping us to improve website performance.
- Helping you find the products and information you want.
- Trialling new content and ensuring consistency across the site.
Performance – first-party cookies
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate. Bandwidth throttling is also often used in Internet applications, in order to spread a load over a wider network to reduce local network congestion, or over a number of servers to avoid overloading individual ones, and so reduce their risk of crashing.|
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