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You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
WordPress PHPSESSID Authentication session ID [TO CONFIRM] cc_cookie_decline This cookie is set if you decline permission for us to collect other cookies on your computer At sessionend cc_cookie_accept This cookie is set if you accept permission for us to collect other cookies on your computer At session end
Google Analytics __utma Identity cookie – this cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern. 2 years
Google Analytics __utmb Session cookie – this cookie enables us to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows us to remember certain settings. 30 minutes
Google Analytics __utmz Referral cookie – this cookie stores the referral used by you to reach our sites (e.g. a website search, an advert etc). The cookie is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own sites. 6 months
Google Analytics __utmx Optimiser cookie – this cookie helps determine the most effective design for our sites. 2 years


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