Cookies

Our website uses "cookies" to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.  

Cookies provide us with information about how often someone visits our website and what they do during those visits.   They do not of themselves contain any personally identifiable information, but if you provide such information to us, for example by registering to receive updates and bulletins, that information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

PHP session cookie  

PHPSESSID

The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.

AddThis.com

_atuvc

The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.

AddThis.com

di

Maintenance cookie that helps manage expiration for other cookies.

Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies

AddThis.com

dt

Maintenance cookie that helps manage expiration for other cookies

Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies

AddThis.com

uid

Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID

AddThis.com

uit

Login time tracking cookie

Except for essential cookies, all cookies (AddThis.com) will expire after 48 hours.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

On viewing our website, you will have been asked to consent to or decline to consent to our use of cookies.  If you wish to change your response, please accept or decline our cookies by clicking on the cog icon at the bottom right of your screen.