We use a small number of cookies on our site to provide some essential features to make it work better for visitors, and to see how people are using the site so we can improve it.
We use a number of different cookies on our site. The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage.
- Not use this site
- Change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being set. This may mean parts of this site don't work properly or are inaccessible to you.
Cookies Used by Our Website
Content Management System
- PHPSESSID: this is used during your visit to remember any preferences and settings you might ask us to set, such as whether or not you are logged in. If you block this cookie parts of the site will not work properly or will be inaccessible to you. Deleted when you leave the site.
- PastMember: used to remember if and when you have previously logged in. This cookie does not store personal information about you, but if you are a registered user it is used to update your personal record in our database. Stored for 90 days.
- alc_enc: only set if you tick the "Remember email and password for next time" box when you login. Stored for 90 days.
When a user logs into the members area, a cookie is created to remember the login, so that they don't need to log in every time.
- members: stores a random string of characters and is used to detect if a member is already logged in. This cookie does not store any personal information.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our website so that we can improve it. Google Analytics tells us things like what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got here and what they click on. To do this we use several cookies to record anonymous information about how you use the website. None of these cookies record personal information about you (e.g. your name or address) and we cannot use them to identify who you are. The information is only used by this site and is not shared with Google.
- _utma: tells us if you have visited the site before. Stored for 2 years.
- _utmb: records information about your current visit to our website, such as what pages you look at. Stored for 30 minutes.
- _utmc: no longer used for tracking and deleted when you leave the site.
- _utmz: used to tell us how you found our website. Stored for 6 months.