Cookies Policy

A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your computer or mobile device to remember a specific piece of information.

Cookies are used by many websites to remember users’ preferences, for example, or to record the contents of a shopping basket, or to record the number of visitors to the website.

The rules governing cookies and similar technologies were changed in 2011, and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for enforcing them.

Managing cookies

Most cookies expire after a specified time, but you can manage them yourself, including deleting them from your computer, or telling your browser to notify you before a cookie is set or not to accept them at all.

Read the ICO’s cookie advice for more information.

Our use of cookies

We use cookies to improve our services for you, for example by measuring how many people are using our services, so they can be made faster and easier to use.

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally, only to make our websites work better for you.

Cookies set by

We use Google Analytics on this site to help us estimate the number of visitors and how they navigate around.

Google Analytics sets cookies to store information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Cookies set by Google Analytics are third-part cookies.

Name Purpose Expiration
_utma Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. After 2 years
_utmb Used to to establish a session. If this cookie is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. After 30 minutes
_utmc Used to to establish a session. If this cookie is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. When the browser is closed
_utmz When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. After 6 months

Cookies set by other websites

We provide links to our Startnow profile pages hosted on other websites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

We are not responsible for the cookies that these sites use or place on your computer. We encourage you to view the cookie or privacy policies on each of these sites for more information.

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