Cookies

Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis

When users browse this website their computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to the Hosting provider servers. The website then creates 'session' cookies to store some of the preferences of users moving around the website, e.g. retaining a text-only preference.

Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify only the computer used. Session cookies are deleted on departure from the website. However, those from third parties may persist.

Many websites use cookies to track traffic flows, whenever users visit those websites.

This website uses cookies to measure use of the website including number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of users. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development. For this purpose, we use web analytics to measure and analyse usage of the website. The information collected by the Regional Networks will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally.

Most modern web browsers allow users to control cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org(link is external) or www.allaboutcookies.org(link is external).

Cookies used on our site:

Session cookies
If logged in, session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Cookies are also stored to confirm you agreed with our Cookie policy and that Javascript is enable.

Google Analytics

Cookie file name

 Description

_ga This is used to distinguish users
_gat This is used to throttle request rate
__utma Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.
__utmb Google Analytics stores IP address anonamously on its servers in the US, and neither Regional Networks or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
__utmc 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.
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