What are cookies?

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What cookies do we use?

Session cookie

Our site uses a session cookie which is essential for the site to function properly. By this point, the cookie will already have been set. You may delete and block all cookies from our site, but this may cause it to stop working properly.

Name of cookie How long does it stay on my machine?
PHPSESSID 20 minutes or until you close your browser


Social media cookies

This website uses sharing buttons associated with various social media services, all of which use remote cookies to recognise users who have previously logged in from the same computer/device. Cookies of this nature are quite controversial, and you would be well within your rights to refuse their use.

How long does it stay on my machine?

Name of cookie How long does it stay on my machine?
uid 2 years
di 2 years
uit 2 years
dt 1 month
__atuvc 2 years


How do I control which cookies are allowed?

You can use your internet browser’s options to set the level of cookies your machine will accept. Instructions are provided below – please click the link for the browser you use.

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