cookie compliance for
This is our initial policy and the first stage towards achieving cookie compliance for our visitors. These details are to provide you with information so that you are fully aware of the cookies we have in use, enabling you to make an informed choice about your continued acceptance of them. We are working on a multiple-stage approach to meet the EU guidelines relating to online privacy and cookies and this will be updated and monitored regularly.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files sent back and forth with web pages which can be used to identify that you have previously visited a site or to store small bits of information locally with you. If you want to know more about what cookies are visit aboutcookies.org.
|Name of cookie||Type of cookie||Reason for use||Level of privacy/tracking||Description|
|_utma||Persistent||Analytics||Low to Medium||Google Analytics|
|_utmb||Persistent||Analytics||Low to Medium||Google Analytics|
|_utmc||Persistent||Analytics||Low to Medium||Google Analytics|
|_utmz||Persistent||Analytics||Low to Medium||Google Analytics|
|NID||Persistent||Saved Preferences||Low to Medium||Google Maps|
|PREF||Persistent||Saved Preferences||Low to Medium||Google Maps|
|SSID||Persistent||Saved Preferences||Low to Medium||Google Maps|
|HSID||Persistent||Saved Preferences||Low to Medium||Google Maps|
|SID||Persistent||Saved Preferences||Low to Medium||Google Maps|
|APISID||Persistent||Saved Preferences||Low to Medium||Google Maps|
|SAPISID||Persistent||Saved Preferences||Low to Medium||Google Maps|
|Cookie Consent||Persistent||Saved Preferences||Low to Medium||Display Cookie Messages|
A number of terms used in this guide are defined below. These definitions are based on those used in the ICO guidance.
An affiliate is a website operator who can send traffic to a website using links from another website. The affiliate is paid an agreed commission from the referral
First & third-party cookies
Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie
Are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time — the website displayed in the URL window
Are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that web site this would be a third-party cookie
These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the web site that created that particular cookie
These cookies allow web site operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted
Many web sites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilises their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users. Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies (the cookie types listed above are all set via your browser); rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a web site is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data can be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored.
For further background information on the EU directive and cookies, please visit:
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