To enable this service to function, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies

This service uses essential cookies in some places – we've listed each of them explicitly in a table below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

These essential cookies are used for site navigation and session management, and this service may not function correctly without them.

This service may use non-essential cookies in some places. These non-essential cookies are not required to make the service function correctly. If any non-essential cookies are used in this service, you will find them listed below.

Measuring website usage using Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how people use our consultations. This is to make sure we continues to meet the needs of users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • The pages you visit on the site.
  • How long you spend on each page and the time you both enter and leave our website.
  • How you got to the site.
  • What you click on while you’re visiting the site.
  • Remember your preferences.
  • Devices and operating systems used to view the site.
  • To collect your consent as required by EU law.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:





Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site or to a certain page.

2 years


This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site.

30 minutes


This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser.



utmz This tells us how you reached the site (for example from another website or a search engine).

6 months


This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you have visited us before.

24 months


How do I opt out of using cookies?

We recommend that you allow the cookies we set on our site. They help us provide a better service and ultimately make our website easier to use.

However, if you wish to opt out of cookies just go to the privacy settings in your browser options, and enter our domain ( in the list of websites you do not wish to accept cookies from.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.