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Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit To find out more about how and where we use cookies, please read on.

How we use cookies

We use cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

Google Analytics tracks information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. Personal information such as your name or address is not collected so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. More information about Google Analytics cookies can be seen at

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

NameDescriptionTypical ContentExpires
_utmaThis cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.randomly generated number2 years
_utmbThis cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals.randomly generated number30 minutes
_utmcThe Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.randomly generated numberwhen you close your browser
_utmxYou can use Google Analytics with Google Website Optimizer (GWO), which is a tool that helps determine the most effective design for your site. When a website optimizer script executes on your page, a _utmx cookie is written to the browser and its value is sent to Google Analytics.randomly generated number2 years
_utmzThis cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)6 months

Captcha (Spam Protection)

We use a captcha code to stop spam this creates a cookie which is placed on your pc.

The following cookies are set by our captcha code:

NameDescriptionTypical ContentExpires
tntconThis cookie is a part of the captcha for the contact forms for each property.randomly generated numbers and letterswhen you close your browser

Allow Social Sharing (AddThis)

NameDescriptionTypical ContentExpires
btUser interest modellingrandomly generated letters and numbers2 years
diDate tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookiesrandomly generated letters and numbers2 years
dtDate tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies“X”1 month
pscView counter cookienumber2 years
uidUser id and login time trackingrandomly generated letters and numbers2 years
uvcMeasures how often we see an AddThis userrandomly generated numbers2 years
uitUser id and login time trackingnumber2 years
user_segment“Prospect”1 month
_atuvcThe __atuvc cookie is created and read by our JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.randomly generated numbers2 years