Small files (known as ‘cookies’) are put onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:


measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved

remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

Cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.


You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.


Find out more about how to manage cookies.


I use Google Analytics software to collect information about how people use my site. I do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help me make improvements, for example improving site search.


Google Analytics stores information about:


- the pages you visit

- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site


It doesn't collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.


Google doesn't use or share the analytics data.


Google Analytics sets the following cookies:


Universal Analytics


Name Purpose Expires

This helps us count how many people visit  by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years



Name Purpose Expires

This lets me know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to my website or to a certain page

This calculates the average length of time you spend on the website

This works to calculate when you close your browser

This tells me how you reached my website (for example from another website or a search engine)

This lets us know the next page you visit so we can make journeys better when you close your browser

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.



Your browser uses cookies to make secure connections to websites with a ‘https’ URL. There are different versions for different levels of security.


We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.


Name Purpose Expires

This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser When you close your browser

Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos


We log a cookie the first time you visit to let us know you’ve visited once.


Name Purpose Expires

Stops us prompting you to upgrade an out-of-date browser until after your first visit 28 days

Saves a message to let us know you’ve seen and dismissed the browser upgrade prompt 28 days

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