What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies are used to remember your settings when you revisit a website and to identify how visitors navigate the site. Cookies provide valuable information to website owners to adapt and make changes to the site in order to improve the user experience.

Why we use cookies

In common with many websites we use a number of different types of cookies to help improve your experience of using our website, specifically by:

  • Remembering preferences you have previously indicated to us.
  • Ensuring we know when you are logged in and logging you out automatically after a period of time to protect you against misuse.
  • Understanding how many people have visited our website, the search terms they are using and the journeys they make in order to locate content.

We do not use the information captured for any other purpose.

How do I control what cookies are used?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon Cookie Control. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’, or you can choose to accept the recommended setting. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

Cookies used on this website

Site cookies
Cookie preferenceCookieControlNecessaryThis cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Universal Analytics (Google)_ga
AnalyticsThese cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
MonsidomonsidoAnalyticsWe use the tools at to help us find, identify and correct spelling errors and improve the quality of this website to make it easier to find and use.
Cloudflare__cfduidNecessaryThis cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the visitor’s machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting.
AnalyticsThese cookies collect metrics about the users use of the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
This cookie is used to remember your language preferences
NecessaryThese cookies help with site security