This website does not capture or store personal information without your consent, but merely logs a user’s IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server. This is used to record the number of visitors to our site. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example, measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

If you comment on a page or story, or contact us using an online form, your IP address, name and email address will be stored. This is essential to ensure that anyone wishing to post comments on our site can be identified for legal reasons or that we can contact you to reply to you enquiry. This is an essential part of how WordPress functions.

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast. This information is not collected unless you click “I am happy with this” from the Cookie Control icon in the lower left corner of your screen. The information stored is as follows:

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years
Name: _utmb

Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link or search)
Expires: 6 months

For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics website.