Cookie policy

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. You can view details of the cookies we use here.

You can change your settings any time by visiting the 'Cookie Policy' link in the top navigation.

Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across our website to improve accessibility, track performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a web site or web page. In their most basic form they can store data on your browser so that when you return some of the settings (including the cookie setting itself) will be remembered - or some other analytical cookies store data about how you use the website, what type of device you are using, whether it is a computer or mobile device so that we can use the information to implement features that may improve your experience on our website. The BBC have a detailed article that explains much more about cookies.

View the BBC article about cookies.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use two main types of cookies:

  • Essential/Functional cookies - these are core to the functioning of the website or have been deemed essential in order for the website to function properly.
  • Behavioural cookies - these are used to gather data about how you use the website, what device you use and more so that we can try and improve the website and your experience.

Details of cookies we use.

Essential

These cookies cannot be disabled

CookieID ASPSESSIONIDACTSARCA
Cookie Name ASP session ID
Description This cookie allows our web servers to respond to your actions on the website, like moving from page to page and checking forms are entered correctly. Without it the website wouldn't work.
CookieID cCookie
Cookie Name Cookie value
Description This cookie stores whether you have enabled cookies or not.

Behavioural

Cookies are currently Turned ON

CookieID __utma
Cookie Name Google Analytics User ID
Description Allows us to use the Google Analytics reporting tool to count visits to the website and improve our website. More info found here.
CookieID __utmb
Cookie Name Google Analytics 30m Session
Description Allows us to use the Google Analytics reporting tool to count visits to the website and improve our website. More info found here.
CookieID __utm2
Cookie Name Google Analytics Session
Description Allows us to use the Google Analytics reporting tool to count visits to the website and improve our website. More info found here.
CookieID __utmz
Cookie Name Google Analytics Source
Description Allows us to use the Google Analytics reporting tool to count visits to the website and improve our website. More info found here.

Manage cookies yourself.

You can actually control what cookies you allow using your own web browser. John Lewis have a very good article describing how you can access the cookie settings for a variety of browsers.

View the article about managing cookies in your browser.

 

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