Privacy Policy

Cookies

What is a cookie?

Most sites today make use of cookies – these are small files that a website stores on the user’s computer in order to enhance the functionality of the website.

Cookies used on this website

This website uses relatively few cookies. Cookies used on this site are for the following purposes:

  • Facilitates use of Google Analytics
  • Detect device screen size so we can serve smaller images to smaller screens

These cookies are not harmful in any way, nor do we collect any personal information on website users. If you so wish, you can disable cookies by changing the security options in your web browser.

Further details are listed below.

Cookie nameCookie description

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

_gat

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

resolution

This cookie helps to identify the size of your device screen so that an appropriately sized image can be served.