Privacy & Cookies

This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

The cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on this website

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this website
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

CookieName ExpiresPurpose
Google Analytics_ga2 YearsRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.
Google Analytics_gid24 HoursRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.
Google Analytics_gat10 MinutesUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
VimeoVuid2 YearsCollects data on the user's visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.

Further information

Google Analytics cookies –
Vimeo cookies –

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: