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 table opposite explains the cookies we use and why.

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Strictly necessary cookies – Cookies that are essential to allow visitors to use a website. This includes cookies that enable shopping baskets or billing.

Performance cookies – Cookies that collect data about how visitors use a website i.e. analytics.

Functionality cookies – Cookies that are used to remember visitor selections that change the way the site behaves or looks.

Targeting or advertising cookies – Cookies used to deliver advertisements to a visitor.

Cookie Name Purpose 1st/3rd Party? Lifespan
Functionality Cookies CMS Preferred Culture This cookie is automatically set by our content-management system. CMS Preferred Culture refers to the language of the site (British English). 1st Party 1 year
Functionality Cookies Current Visit Status This cookie is automatically set by our content-management system. Current Visitor Status describes the amount of time during the current day that you have spent on the site. 1st Party 23 hours
Functionality Cookies ASP.NET _SessionId This is used by Microsoft's ASP.NET technology to identify you as a unique user. It expires when you close your browser and does not store personal data about you. 1st Party End of Session
Performance cookies - Google Analytics __utmc



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. 3rd Party End of Session

2 years

30 mins

7 months


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