What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information which are stored in your computer when you access this website. Every time you come back this information is returned so the website knows you are the same person as before.
Different types of cookies
On this website we use 'session' cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser, to keep track of you only while you are accessing this website. These are not available to anybody from any other website so we have no idea what other websites you visit nor do other websites know you've visited this one.
If you login to this website and choose to have your login remembered we use a 'persistent' cookie which is stored on your computer for 90 days after your last access. This cookie is still not available to any other websites and has a code which only we can use to identify you.
Third Party Cookies
We do not use these on this website.
Third party cookies are when one website leaves a cookie from another website which the other website can use to track your use of all websites. These are often used for marketing and advertising purposes and, although they cannot cause you any harm, you may not want anybody else to know what you're doing.
We use a third party, Google Analytics, to analyse how our website is used. This is done without using Third Party cookies and only analyses general usage of the website without identifying individuals.
You can get more information about legal issues from the Information Commissioner's Office here, http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies.aspx.