A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use analytical/performance cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_ga||This expires after two years.||It is used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||This expires after 24 hours.||It is used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||This expires after one minute.||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager.|
|cookie_acceptance||This expires after one month.||It is used to dismiss the implied consent cookie notice once the user clicks ‘I accept cookies’.|
|__utmt||This expires after 10 minutes.||It is used to throttle request rate.|
|__utmc||This expires at the end of the 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.|
|__utmv||This expires two years after it was set or updated.||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.|
For more information on the Google Analytics cookies which we use, please visit the link below: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
In accordance with data protection legislation, we will not store your cookies for any longer than we believe is necessary.