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 text below explains the cookies we use and why.

COOKIE: Google Analytics

NAME: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz

Purpose: 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.

More information: Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

COOKIE: Online notification form cookie


Purpose: Allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.

More information: Visit the Microsoft website

COOKIE: Text Resize

NAME: fluidtextsizer1

Purpose: This cookie remembers your text size setting when you navigate throughout the website and also when you revisit the site at a later date.

More information: Visit the Dynamic Drive website

COOKIE: Cookie Control Icon

NAME: civicShowCookieIcon

Purpose: Cookie Control Icon is a mechanism for showing a green or orange icon at the bottom of your browser window to show your preferences.

More information: Click here for more information

COOKIE: Cookie Control

NAME: civicAllowCookies

Purpose: Cookie Control is a mechanism for obtaining a user’s explicit consent for the use of cookies on their computer.

More information: Click here for more information

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