Cookies

Cookies

Information About Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that our website places on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website and also allows us to improve our site. Some of the cookies we use are “analytics” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to recognise and count our visitors and to see how visitors move around the website. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies help us measure and improve site performance using a service provided by Google Analytics and Omniture.

Cookie Issuer Expiry Purpose
__utma Google Analytics 2 years This is a tracking cookie used by Google Analytics to track return visits to a site. View more information
__utmb Google Analytics 30 mins Google Analytics uses this cookie to establish a session. View more information
__utmc Google Analytics End of session Google Analytics uses this cookie to establish a session. View more information
__utmv Google Analytics Google Analytics uses this cookie to classify visitors for reporting purposes View more information
__utmz Google Analytics 6 mths This cookie tracks where users to our sites come from and which search engines they used. It is also used to determine visitor navigation within the site. View more information
PREF Google 2 yrs This cookie stores user preferences in relation to the google search functionality on our site. View more information

Functional Cookies

These cookies are essential to basic site functionality. They are anonymous and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

Cookie Issuer Expiry Purpose
.BLAuthCookie TheFA End of session This temporary cookie allows us to know when you have signed in to our site.

Blocking Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the placing on your computer of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including functional cookies) you may not be able to use all or parts of this website.  Instructions on how to change your browser settings are available at the following links:

Further Information

If you are still unsure about cookies, or you just want help to manage them, then please visit www.allaboutcookies.org