Cookie Policy

Cookies are small pieces of data that are used to tell us that it is you visiting our website. This data is sent to our server when you request a web page so that we can serve you with the information you are looking for.

For transparency, this page logs all of the cookies that we use, and why we use them.


We use Google Analytics to enable us to monitor the usage of this website. As part of Google Analytics we can see how people navigate around the website, and where they arrive from. This enables us to make improvements to the service we offer.

With regards to the data that Google captures, please see their privacy policy.

For clarity, these are the cookies that Google Analytics uses (correct at November 2017, from this page):

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id> 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.

"Taking the next step"

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
PHPSESSID End of session Allows us to return errors on the form.

We also use Google's reCaptcha to prevent spam. This is the "I am not a robot" button. You can view Google's privacy policy on this button here.