Cookie Policy

We use cookies for website analytics purposes. Website analytics allows us to understand how visitors use our websites and thus allows us to improve the visitor experience.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small information files that are stored on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device that help websites recognise you as a user and record information about your visit. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer, or any personal information about you, purely the action of your site visit. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with this cookie policy.
We have four main types of cookies:

  • Google Analytics
  • Web Developer
  • Social Media

The below sections lay out exactly what cookies are used and how:

Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is a website monitoring tool that allows users to see volumes of website visitors, their source, and to analyse how the content of their website is viewed and navigated. This in turn allows optimisation of the content and pages on and the marketing programs that drive traffic to the website. Google Analytics does not store any personal information about website visitors, but does use persistent cookies to identify repeat visitors. You may universally opt-out of all Google Analytics tracking used by all websites by visiting the following url –

Name Description Expires
_utma Randomly generated number to help measure unique v new visitors 2 years
_utmb Randomly generated number that measures how long you are on the site for 30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated number that works in conjunction with _utmb When you close your browser
_utmz Randomly generated number that provides information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct, via a link, paid search etc.) 6 months


Web Developer:

Our site uses the following cookies related to the running of the Content Management System:

Name Description Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId Used for site session management When you close your browser
sessionId Used for site session management When you close your browser

Social Media:

We use cookies to allow you to share our blog content directly to your social networking sites for example LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ via ‘share this’ buttons.

Name Content Expires
Uit Share This Social Media Cookie 3 years
Uid Share This Social Media Cookie 3 years
Psc Share This Social Media Cookie 3 years
Di Share This Social Media Cookie 3 years
Dt Share This Social Media Cookie 3 years
Pvc Share This Social Media Cookie 3 years

How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?

When you first visited this website you will have been shown a status bar notifying you that this website uses cookies and inviting you to review this cookie policy. Once you have clicked the cookie prompt will disappear, confirming that you consent to us using the cookies detailed in this policy.

If you want to reject cookies you will need to delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. Please note – if you turn cookies off in your browser you will be stopping cookies for all websites, not just this one. This could lead to limited functionality across all websites. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the ‘help’ function within your browser, or alternatively visit
If you have any questions on this policy, please Contact Us.