Cookies

Cookies are small data files that websites generate and ask to store on your computer. Most websites use cookies in one form or another. They are typically used to:

  • remember settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remember information you give to a website, such as a list of products in your shopping basket
  • measure how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org, or please read on to find out more about how we use cookies.

Measuring Website Usage

Google Analytics is in use to collect information about how visitors use this site. This provides us with important information that can enable the site to work better. We do not link this information to your name or address.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

NameTypical contentCookie expires after
_utmaRandomly generated ID2 years
_utmbRandomly generated ID30 minutes
_utmcRandomly generated IDWhen you close your web browser
_utmzRandomly generated ID6 months
_gaStores a unique client identifier2 years
_gatUsed to create and retrieve tracker objects, from which all other methods are invoked 

Understanding your web browser capabilities

We set some cookies to store information about your browser settings, to understand which functionality to enable on the site. The following cookies are used:

NameTypical contentCookie expires after
has_js1 or blankWhen you close your web browser
lc_search_prefsRemembers the values of your search filters.1 day

Remembering your choices

Certain sections of our site remember your choices, so you can be provided with the right information if you visit other pages, and then return. For example, if you filter a list of information we will remember your choice and default to that selection if you visit the page again. These choices are not tied to any personally identifiable information. The following cookies are used:

NameTypical contentCookie expires after
SESS<Randomly generated ID>A randomly generated stringUp to 24 days

AddThis sharing

Associated with the AddThis social sharing widget. The AddThis privacy policy can be viewed here : www.addthis.com/privacy

NameTypical contentCookie expires after
_atuvcStores an updated page share count.2 years
_atuvsStores an updated page share count.2 years
logRandomly generated ID2 years
uidTracks user logins to the AddThis Service2 years
uitTracks user logins to the AddThis Service1 day
umTracks user logins to the AddThis Service2 years
uvcUsed by AddThis to measure frequency of visits by user.2 years
vcUsed by AddThis to measure frequency of visits by user.2 years
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