The cookies we set and why

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When someone visits, or we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not personally identify anyone.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information, if for example we launch a newsletter, we will be upfront about this and it will be clearly be an opt-in service. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

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The only cookies set by this site are actually set by Google Analytics and not by us. The following cookies may be set:

__utma - Identifies visits by a given web browser
__utmb - Identifies a session, i.e. a visit to our site.
__utmc - Was used as part of the session tracking data by Google Analytics. We think that this is no longer used.
__utmz - Stores the type of referral, allows analytics to track how a user moves around our site.
__utmv - Used for custom analytics variables, we don't use this and you shouldn't see this cookie.
__utmx - Used by the Google Website Optimizer

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