What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
We have categorised the cookies we use in four categories
|Used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.|
|PREFERENCE & FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES
|These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and make using the website more practical
They are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
|ANALYTICS & CUSTOMIZATION COOKIES
|These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used to help us improve our websites and application for you in order to enhance your experience.|
List of Cookies Used
|Name of Cookie
|Essential or Non-essential?||Type of cookie||First or Third party?||Session or Persistent?||Expiry Time||Purpose|
|PHPSESSID||Essential||Essential||First||Session||Session||Opening users session|
|NID||Non Essential||Preference||Third||Persistent||Month||Remembering Google user preferences|
|SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, SIDCC, HSID||Non Essential||Preference||Third||Persistent||Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.||Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.|
|Non Essential||Functional||Third||Persistent||Some cookies never expire, others in different time frames||These cookies are used by Twitter services, to monitor referral links, and login.To log you into Twitter and Periscope.
To protect your security.
To let you to view content with limited distribution. To remember information about your browser and your preferences.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org