Cookies policy

Why am I seeing a message asking me to allow cookies?

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 cover the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing information, and accessing information stored, on a user’s equipment such as their computer or mobile. On the 25th May 2011 amendments were made to these regulations, which require businesses and organisations running websites in the UK to get consent from visitors to their website in order to store cookies on users’ computers.

When someone visits our website we collect visitor statistics using Google Analytics which places four cookies on your computer. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and how we can improve it. This information is collected in a way which does not personally identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this.

Use of cookies by NEF Consulting

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, work more efficiently, or enhance user experience as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set (see ‘Essential site cookie’ below). You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Essential site cookie PHPSESSID This cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set upon your arrival to the site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
Google Analytics _utma These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This cookies expires after 2 years. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Google Analytics  _utmb  These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This cookie expires after 30 minutes. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
 Google Analytics  _utmc These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This cookie expires when the user exits the browser. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
 Google Analytics  _utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This cookie expires after 6 months. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Site cookie acceptance Cookiesok This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the website.

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 and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.