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A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g., a computer or smartphone) when you access a website.


It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. Most browsers support Cookies, but you can set your preferences to decline them and delete them whenever you like. Cookies allow our site to remember your preferences and play an important role in making the site work better for you. To some extent, cookies can be seen as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.


We use Cookies on the basis of your consent on our website for use with Google Analytics to observe how you interact with our website so that we may improve your experience and the functions of our website. We do not use cookies to track your behaviour once you have left our website, and the data from cookies will not be passed on to or used by any commercial enterprise.



How does we use cookies?


A visit to website may generate "first-party" cookies and "third-party" cookies.



First Party Cookies


These are cookies which originate from our own website:


  • "has_js": This cookie determines whether the user has Javascript enabled and is used to remember display preferences. It is deleted at the end of the session


  • "cookie-agreed": This cookie is set when you accept our cookie policy. It is set to expire a few months after it is deployed.


  • "Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight": This cookie helps handle the consistent navigation of tabbed pages and forms across a range of different browsers.  It is set when you use pages where information appears in tabbed format.  It is set to expire a few months after it is deployed.


  • "printfriendly-font-class": This cookie is used by the plugin used for printing to remember the selected font. It expires a few weeks after it is deployed.



Third Party and Analytics cookies


__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz: These are Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics helps us collect anonymous statistics on visitors to the site (numbers of visitors, which pages they are viewing, where in the world they are located, etc.). This helps us to better understand how people use the site and to improve it. Google will store this information (Readmore on Google Analytic's privacy policy here). You can opt-out of this by visiting here: Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.



Removing or Blocking Cookies


Your web-browser has settings which allow you to remove or block cookies. In some cases doing so will prevent some parts of our website from working. However, due to the wide variety of web-browsers in use, it is not possible for us to provide detailed instructions on how to do this. We recommend you check with your browser vendor for further information.


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