Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
We use 5 sets of cookies: Google Analytics cookies, UK cookie consent cookie, ShareThis.com cookies and scorecardresearch.com cookies, and Wufoo cookies.
Google Analytics Cookies
The Google Analytics cookie provides us with data about visitor usage patterns on our site. It allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. The visitor remains anonymous.
UK Cookie Consent Cookie
ShareThis & Scorecard Research Cookies
We use ShareThis to provide buttons on all articles to help you share our content. ShareThis also makes use of Scorecard Research tracking which set the UID and UIDR cookies.
The embedded Wufoo forms on our site set 7 cookies for the online event registration forms used by us. These cookies allow Wufoo to provide the secure online application forms that we use - typically we have 1 or 2 forms set-up at any point.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Google Analytics||_ga||This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.||2 years|
|ShareThis plugin & scorecardresearch||_stid _uset UID UIDR||Cookies set by the ShareThis plugin to provide buttons on all articles to help you share our content. ShareThis also makes use of Scorecard Research tracking which set the UID and UIDR cookies for browser behaviour research.||1 year, 1 day, 2years, 2years|
|Wufoo||SSID SSLB SSPV SSRT SSSC ep201 ep202||Cookies set by wufoo. The embedded Wufoo forms on our site set cookies for the 'Join' forms used by us.||1 year, when browser closes, 1 year, 1year , when browser closes, 30mins, 1 year respectively|
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