What are cookies and what do they do?
- A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
- Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of the visits made to a website, the pages viewed and the time spent at a website.
- For further details on cookies, please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies.
We use "analytics" cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of our website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our website and better serve our users. We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a cookie.
We use a "Remember ME" session cookie to enable users to be logged back into the service automatically.
- Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although some may persist for 2 years.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which they are used in the table below, with more information is available from: Google Developers
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description _ga 2 years Used to distinguish users. _gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users. _gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
Last updated: December 2017