Privacy and Cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (such as 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:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • 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

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.

Our use of cookies

The table below list the cookies that may be stored on your device when visiting this website:

Used by

Name

Typical Content

Expires

Purpose

Google Analytics

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website

_utma

randomly generated number

2 years

Google Analytics will set a cookie to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage

_utmb

randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

randomly generated number

when user exits browser

_utmz

randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months

Other Cookies

 

 

gphc_active_menu

 

1 month

Records a visitor's most recently visited 'quick link' menu, located at the footer of the website

gphc_css_size

 

1 month

Used to remember a visitor's chosen text size

has_js

 

when user exits browser

Records whether a visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled

Follow this link to read our Privacy Policy