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 table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Set By Cookie Name Purpose More Information



Essential site cookie required for some functionality on the site. It identifies if javascript is enabled in the web browser being used to view the site. These cookies do no use a unique identifier.

First Party Cookie

View privacy policy

Google Analytics





These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Third party cookie

Google privacy information








These cookies are used by twitter for the twitter feed block. It tracks if you are currently signed in to twitter, and is required for the twitter block to function correctly.

Third Party Cookie

Twitter's privacy policy

Further information on cookies can be found on the below external websites.

Wikipedia - cookies

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)


This document was last updated on 21 May 2012.