Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently. Whilst we have sought to keep the number of cookies to a minimum, there are some cookies that are required in order to allow people access to the Site. We have also, in some circumstances, elected to use additional cookies to provide an enhanced user experience. Details of the cookies used are displayed below.

Site cookies (required for member access)

Cookie NamePurpose
PHPSESSIDUsed to identify user sessions (session IDs) on the Site.
CookiesAcceptanceUsed to remember that you have accepted the use of cookies on the Site so that we don’t show you the cookie banner again.
user_idUsed to keep track of any profiles that you save for future sessions or commenting.
login_tokenUsed to remember your login details for the Site when you choose the ‘Remember Me’ option at sign in.
new_profileUsed to retrieve any information you enter into the registration form when using the ‘Save your details on this computer’ option at registration.
m_stuid_*Occasionally we run split tests on pages on our Site. This cookie is set to ensure that we always serve you the same version of a test.

Third Party Cookies

Cookie NamePurpose
Google Analytics_utma_utmb_utmc_utmzWe use Google Analytics to help us analyse how users use the Site. For more information visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/privacy-policy.html
TwitterTwitter is used to allow visitors to view how many followers we have and also to give visitors the option to become a follower. For more information please visit https://twitter.com/privacy
FacebookFacebook is used to allow visitors to view how many likes we have and also to give visitors the option to view our Facebook page. For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Google +Google + is used to allow visitors to follow our page. For more information please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

Should you elect through your browser settings not to receive cookies, the functionality of the Site and the services provided through the Site will be limited or ineffective.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including details of cookies that have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.