Cookies

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate.

Some cookies are allocated to your PC only for the duration of your visit to a website, and these are called session based cookies. These automatically expire when you close down your browser. Another type of cookie known as “persistent” cookies can remain on your PC for a period of time.

How we obtain your consent to cookies

When you visit our website for the first time we will show you a notice which tells you that we use cookies, why we use them, and how you can change which cookies you choose to accept. If you enter our website having seen this notice without making any changes to the existing cookie settings we will take this as your agreement to those settings as we have told you about them and we assume you are happy with them.

How to remove cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the use of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be to access all or parts of our site. If you’re stuck on how to change your cookie settings please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Cookies used on this website

Cookie Name Description
PHPSESSID unique identifiers given to each computer that allow us to authenticate your requests during each session.This cookie does not store any user information and is deleted when you leave the site.
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.Google Analytics stores IP address anonamously on its servers in the US, and neither CIVIC or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
guest_id, k Twitter cookies
civicAllowCookies, civicShowCookieIcon Cookie Control: When you click “I’m happy with this…” on the Cookie Control user interface, a cookie is set in order to remember your preference.