[Re: Regulation 6 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003] does not itself rely on cookies for any purpose.

The following are all hosted locally and under the control of, not under the control of any other company or website: uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website.  Google will store this information.

Google analytics sets the following four cookies, summarised here:

Name Description Expiration
__utma Used to determine unique visitors to a site and updated with each page view. This cookie contains a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure Two years from set/update
__utmb Used to establish and continue a user session. When a user views a page on the site, Google Analytics attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find it a new one is written and a new session is established. 30 minutes from set/update
__utmc For backwards compatibility. Expires when browser session ends Not set
__utmz Stores the type of referral used by the visitor, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view. 6 months from set/update


Google's own privacy policy is available at:, and you may further examine definitive details of the use of these cookies on a Google developers' website.

These cookies will exist for every browser which supports cookies that you have used to visit

You may at any time use browser features to prevent the placement of cookies by websites, but in many cases this will seriously affect their usability. Note that your experience when using will not be affected if you choose to prevent placement of cookies.

Future developments

Rather than develop a set of options for not placing cookies on your computer for every browser (which would have to be stored on each of your computers in a cookie for every browser you have used to visit) is instead in the process of developing out the need for cookies altogether.


If you have any questions about our use of cookies please write to us by email to or by post to, Damte Ltd., 38 West Street, Great Gransden, Sandy, SG19 3AU, UK.

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