Our use of cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information which is automatically created by our website on your computer. Cookies are harmless to your computer and are a useful way of remembering the choices you have previously made while visiting our website.

If you don’t want us to use cookies when you use our website, you can adjust your internet browser settings not to accept cookies. Your web browser’s help function should tell you how to do this. Alternatively, you can find information about how to do this for all the commonly used internet browsers on the website: http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx. This website will also explain how you can delete cookies which are already stored on your device.

Please note that if you set your computer to not accept cookies, there may be certain features/areas on our website that you may not be able to use.

When supported by the browser our website also uses HTML web storage to store information relevant to you such as search results and development locations. This helps to improve the performance of the website and reduce the amount of internet bandwidth/data you will use whilst navigating the site.

HTML web storage provides two forms of storage:

  • Local Storage – stores data with no expiration date
  • Session Storage – stores data for a single session (data removed when browser tab is closed)

Our website currently uses the following cookies:

__utma – Analytics cookie used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Expires after 2 years.

__utmb – Analytics cookie used to establish and continue a user session throughout the site. Expires after 30 minutes from setup.

__utmc – Analytics cookie used to create a custom user segment within the site. At End Of Session.

__utmz – Analytics cookie used to create a custom user segment within the site. Expires in 6 months.