Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the computer or mobile device you use to view this and other websites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

No personally identifiable information is recorded whatsoever via cookies – all statistical data is completely anonymous.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You have the option of deleting cookies from this or any other website from your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) if you so wish. For further information consult the ‘help’ section of your browser.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

Cookie NamePurposeControllerExpiration
__gidUsed by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions.Google AnalyticsExpires after 2 years
__gatUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.Google AnalyticsExpires after 30 minutes
__gaUsed by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions.Google AnalyticsExpires when browsing session ends
GAPUsed to ensure visitors remain connected to their Google account whilst viewing Google content (e.g. embedded Google maps) on the site.Google AccountsExpires after 2 years
__stidUsed by for the purpose of sharing pages and content that interests you on our site, through third party social networking or other after 1 year
PHPSESSIDPreserves user session state across page when browsing session ends
CookieControlCookie set by the Civic Cookie Control plugin to record that you accept the fact that this site uses when browsing session ends