This service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on to your computer.
These cookies are used to:
- help us understand how you use the service, so we can make improvements
- remember what notifications you’ve seen so that you’re not shown them more than once
Find out more about how to manage cookies
Google Analytics cookies
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use the service. This information helps us to improve the service.
The Google analytics cookie collects and stores information about:
- the pages you visit - how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the service
- what you click on while you’re use your service
|_ga||Used to identify unique users and inform referring sites, visitor and session counts||2 years|
|gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||10 minutes|
|__utma||Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to a certain page||2 years|
|__utmb||This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site||30 minutes|
|__utmc||This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser||when you close your browser|
|__utmz||This tells us how you reached our site (e.g. from another website or a search engine)||6 months|
Google isn't allowed to use or share our analytics data with anyone.
Introductory message cookie
When you first use the service, you may see a cookie message appear at the top of the screen. Once you’ve seen the message, we store a cookie on your computer so it knows not to show it again.
|seen_cookie_message||Stores a message to let us know that you have seen our expanatory cookie message||30 days|