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Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
However, if you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set as a result of visiting this website, or indeed any other website, you can do this with your browser settings. The Help menu within your browser should tell you how to do this. Useful information about cookies and how to control them on a wide variety of browsers can be found at www.aboutcookies.org. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.
This site uses a limited number of third party suppliers to provide specific functionality and these cookies are included in the list below. Further information on the nature of the information collected and the options you have to control these are provided as links in this list.
Cookie Names and Purposes
JSESSIONID - Used to store a unique random identifier for each visit to this website. No other information is written to this cookie on your computer/device. This cookie is required by the webserver software to remember certain settings such as whether you have logged into the site. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser and all information stored against this unique identifier is automatically deleted from the server 30 minutes after your last access of the website. This cookie is essential to ensure that all web-site functionality is available to you. For normal visitors no information will be stored in the session and will only be used for administrative access to the CMS (i.e. only used for site administration)
Google Analytics: _ga, _gat, _gid, r/collect - The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the site. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
For details on how to reject or delete this cookie please go to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
Cookies - Used by the privacy module to store the fact you have implicitly agreed to having cookies set on your machine by proceeding past the warning notification. This cookie is set each time you view any page on a site using the privacy module, and expires 90 days after the date you last visited the site.