Privacy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data sent your computer that your web browser stores when you visit some websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device e.g. computer, mobile phone.

The EU cookie directive

The law on website cookies changed on 26 May 2012 and requires that sites state which cookies are being used and their purpose. It also makes clear that cookies only be used with your consent. You can find out more information about this law by visiting the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Which cookies does the this website use?

We use Google Analytics to help improve user experience of the site and measure website traffic.  The following cookies are set to enable this:

Name: _utma
Details: stores each user’s number of visits, time of visit etc.
Expires: two years

Name: _utmb
Details: checks approximately how long a user stays on the site
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Details: checks approximately how long a user stays on the site
Expires: end of browsing session

Name: _utmz
Details: stores where a visitor came from
Expires: six months

Name: WT_FPC
Details: User stats – used on this site only.
Expires: 12 years

Name: websitez_mobile_detector
Details: detects whether the visitor is using a mobile device in order to present a different version of the website
Expires: end of browsing session

Can I disable Google Analytics cookies?

Google offers a tool that you can use to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics. You can add this plugin to your browser by going to Google. For further information about cookies visit the All About Cookies website.