In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications such as Google Analytics.
Our website uses Google Analytics in common with almost every website. We do this so that we can monitor how many people are visiting our site and which pages are visited. This helps us to understand visitor flow and will help us to create improvements to the site. All information collected by these cookies is anonymous and the data we see is purely statistical.
There are three local statistical HTTP cookies that Google Analytics use on our site to understand how visitors use the site:
_gat This cookie lasts for 1 minute and is used to throttle the request rate
_gid This is used to distinguish users and lasts for 24 hours
_ga This is also used to distinguish users and lasts for 2 years
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