Cookies

To enable this service to function, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit allaboutcookies.org. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies

This service uses essential cookies in some places – we've listed each of them explicitly in a table below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

These essential cookies are used for site navigation and session management, and this service may not function correctly without them. They are used only to help you navigate through the site and to view and fill in consultations.

This service may use non-essential cookies in some places. These non-essential cookies are not required to make the service function correctly. If any non-essential cookies are used in this service, you will find them listed below.

Statistics and analysis

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors interact with this website.

  • __qca [x2] - HTTP Cookie (expiry: 1 year)
    Collects anonymous data on the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content.
     
  • __utm.gif - Pixel Tracker (expiry: session)
    Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.
     
  • __utma - HTTP Cookie (expiry: 2 years)
    Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.
     
  • __utmb - HTTP Cookie (expiry: 1 day)
    Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
     
  • __utmc - HTTP Cookie (expiry: session)
    Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
     
  • __utmt - HTTP Cookie (expiry: 1 day)
    Used to limit the speed of requests to the server.
     
  • __utmz - HTTP Cookie (expiry: 6 months)
    Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.
     
  • _ga - HTTP Cookie (expiry: 2 years)
    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
     
  • _gat - HTTP Cookie (expiry: 1 day)
    Used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate.
     
  • _gid - HTTP Cookie (expiry: 1 day)
    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.