Cookie Usage

Our website may use cookies in several places - we've listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring Website Usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users' needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. No personally identifiable information is ever added to a cookie by Google.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name

Content

Expires

_utma

randomly generated number

2 years

_utmb

randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

randomly generated number

When you close your browser

_utmx

randomly generated number

2 years

_utmxx

randomly generated number

2 years

_utmz

randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months

Shopping Basket

For our websites that contain ecommerce areas, we set a simple cookie that has:

Name

Content

Expires

website domain name (ie, smith.com)

randomly generated alpha-numeric code (shopping basket id eg Nc87HDteg3)

60 days OR directly on completion of purchase