Cookies Policy

‘Cookies’ are simple text files stored on your device (computer, mobile, etc) whenever you visit a website. These allow the website to operate.

Some cookies are stored for the duration of your visit (or ‘session’) and are destroyed when you close your browser. Others are retained for a pre-determined period of time (‘persistent’) and allow the site to recall certain information about your previous visits to the site. These also permit the website operator to learn about how visitors use their site and to make improvements to it based on that information.

Like the vast majority of website operators, we make use of Google Analytics and similar services to monitor usage of our website and make improvements, which entails the usage of cookies.

If you object to the usage of cookies for any reason, you may configure your chosen web browser to reject or disallow cookies from particular domains. Note that doing so may interfere with the normal operation of websites.

Details of our cookie usage are provided below.

Essential Cookies:

Name Domain Purpose
PHPSESSID A standard cookie used by PHP (the web scripting language on which our web site is built) to uniquely identify a visitor for the duration of their browser session (a session cookie). The value stored in this cookie is not personally identifiable, but does associate user data with a browser session. We log this value along with the visitor’s IP address for performance, security and debugging purposes
cookieconsent_status Generated by the required cookie consent notice displayed at the top of the page, allowing it to know if the notice has already been acknowledged.

Non-Essential Cookies:

Name Domain Purpose
qos_token Generated by our map tile provider ( to facilitate the display of interactive maps
1P_JAR / .com Generated by Google and used to retain user preferences relating to their services
AID Generated by Google and used to serve relevant advertising to visitors
MUIDB Generated by Microsoft Bing and used to distinguish between visitors
test_cookie Generated by DoubleClick Ad Services (by Google) and used to serve relevant advertising to visitors
_uetsid Generated by Microsoft Bing Ads and used to anonymously distinguish between visitors
_gid Generated by Google Analytics and used to anonymously distinguish between visitors