What is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device (phone, laptop or tablet) when you visit a website. Data is then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests and they can measure how many people visit the website, when and how. They cannot identify you personally.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies used on this website

Name Purpose Expiry
Cfid Determines the browser being used so the website displays correctly When the browser closes 
Cftoken Determines the browser being used so the website displays correctly When the browser closes
Cfduid Set by CloudFlare to identify trusted web traffic 30 days
DSID Used by Google DoubleClick to report on response rates and effectiveness of online advertising campaigns.  Up to two years
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to report on response rates and effectiveness of online advertising campaigns.  Up to two years
JSESSIONID Used to remember customer information when completing e-commerce transactions When the browser closes
_ga Used by Google Analytics Two years
_gat Used by Google Analytics When the browser closes
_gid Used by Google Analytics When the browser closes

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences through the browser settings. To see what cookies have been set, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Opera
Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit here.