Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. 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. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

List of cookies we use

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Cookie preference

cb-enabled

This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on the website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Universal Analytics (Google)

_ga

_gali

_gat

_gid

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

CMS

CraftSessionId

This cookie is issued by Craft CMS and contains a unique ID to help recognise when an anonymous user attempts to log in. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information.

CMS

CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN

This cookie is issued by Craft CMS and contains a unique ID that is used to verify that any form requests to the site are coming from valid user sessions. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information.

PHP Session ID

PHPSESSID

This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.

YouTube cookies

PREF*

VSC*

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*

remote_sid*

We occasionally embed videos supplied to us from partner organisations from the YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. 

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PREF - * Expires after eight months

VSC - * expires at the end of your session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - *expires after eight months

remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session

Vimeo cookies

player

vuid

We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals. 

How do I change my cookie settings?

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 www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.