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Use of cookies on our website

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Name Format Expires Reason
ckmsg Numeric String 6 months Cookie message to user
yourAuthCookie Alphanumeric String Session Protected area
__atuvc Alphanumeric String 2 years Add This Share Widget
ASP.NET_SessionId Alphanumeric String Session Property search
PREF Alphanumeric String 10 years Google services / YouTube
__utmb Numeric String 30 minutes Google Analytics
__utmc Alphanumeric String Session Google Analytics
__utmz Alphanumeric String 6 months Google Analytics
uid Alphanumeric String 2 years Add This Share Widget
uvc Alphanumeric String 2 years Add This Share Widget
uit Numeric String 2 years Add This Share Widget
psc Numeric String 2 years Add This Share Widget
guest_id Alphanumeric String 2 years



Hotjar cookies

Hotjar is an analytics and feedback tool that we use to understand how our website is used and improve usability. Hotjar sets cookies to help us track behaviour across pages and to control visitor polls. The cookies carry no personally identifiable information.

Versatag cookies

Versatag is an analytics tool that we use to track the performance of our adverts. The data from this cookie is shared with our partners The Media People Ltd. These cookies carry no personal data.

Name Expires Reason
bs.Serving-sys 90 days Performance, statistics, marketing
Google Adwords Conversion Pixel 90-day conversion window, 30-day view-through conversion window Performance, statistics, marketing (including remarketing)
Facebook Pixel 1-day view and 28-day click Performance, statistics, marketing (including remarketing)


Third party cookies

We sometimes embed video content and RSS feeds from different websites. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on our website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.

How to manage cookies

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Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website cannot be provided to you.