Cookie Policy

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help customise your experience. This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by this site, how to switch cookies off in your browser and some useful links. If it does not provide the information you are looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on this site, please email [email protected]

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

Anonymous analytics cookies

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

Other third-party cookies

On some pages of this site, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, this site cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by this site.

For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on the site, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

Table of cookies used by this website:

Cookie Name Cookie Type Purpose Retention Period
MUID Marketing To store and track visits across websites 1 Year
CLID Marketing Stores information about how visitors use the website 1 Year
_clsk Statistics To store and combine page views by a user into a single session recording 1 day
_clck Marketing To store a unique user ID 1 Year
Cookielawininfo-checkbox-non-necessary Necessary Keeps track of a users cookie consent 1 year
Cookielawininfo-checkbox-necessary Necessary Keeps track of a users cookie consent 1 Year
_ga_5H3TW4V64Q Statistics Creates random user ID and timestamp 2 years
_ga Statistics To store and count page views 2 Years
CookieLawInfoConsent Necessary Works in conjunction with viewed_cookie_policy primary cookie and records the default button state of the corresponding category along with the status of the CCPA values. 1 Year
Viewed_cookie_policy Necessary To monitor whether the cookies policy has been accepted or rejected 1 Year



Owner: Dir of Finance & Ops  Version: 1,0 [committee/board]: Operations
Last Reviewed: May 2024 Next Review Due: May 2026