The cookies we set and why we set them

When someone visits this website we sometimes collect standard internet information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not personally identify anyone.

Almost all web browsers allow control of cookies. This website provides information on how to manage cookies using the settings in your browser: www.allaboutcookies.org

Cookies are widely used 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 may use, when we use them and why we use them.

Name Purpose Activated Expires
Initiated by this website
PHPSESSID We use this cookie if the site you are visiting has a shopping cart or log-in system. Both of these features require the use of cookies to function. The information stored in this cookie is not personally identifiable When you log in or visit a page with a shopping cart. When you close your browser
Initiated by Google Analytics
__utma If set, this cookie identifies a unique visitor. This allows us to establish if a visitor has been to the website before (returning visitor) or is a new visitor. This is information is not personally identifiable. On visit After 2 Years
__utmb If set, this cookie establishes a visitor session. This means, for example, our statistics can show us how many pages on average a unique visitor views on our website. This is information is not personally identifiable. On visit After 30 Minutes
__utmc If set, this cookie establishes a visitor session. This means, for example, our statistics can show us how many pages on average a unique visitor views on our website. This is information is not personally identifiable. On visit When you close your browser
__utmz If set, this cookie tracks traffic sources. Traffic sources are important to understand where visitors on your website have come from (Search result, link from another website, etc). This is information is not personally identifiable. On visit After 6 Months
Initiated by AddThis
__atuvc We may use the AddThis service on our website to allow you to easily share useful information you find here. If set, this cookie establishes a visitor session with AddThis. While this information is not personally identifiable, AddThis may use the cookie to serve up targeted advertising on other websites. If you wish to opt out of using this feature, click here. On visiting a page which displays AddThis: addThis After 2 Years