We sometimes place small data files on your computer.
These are known as cookies. Most websites do this.

what are cookies

Not the yummy kind ...a cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our sites, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you are a registered user or subscriber it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.

Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our websites to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our sites and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

Cookies are either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies, depending on how long they are stored for. Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are activated each time you visit the website where the cookie was generated.

they improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
  • Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

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 uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

measuring website usage through Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores 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 collect or store your personal information, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

the following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name _utma
This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site
2 years

Name _utmb
This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site
30 minutes

Name _utmc
This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
On close

Name _utmz
This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)
6 months

On your first visit to, you may be greeted by a pop-up message that welcomes you and provides information about the site. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and does not repeatidly show it.

Name seen_cookie_message
Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message.
1 month

These cookies don't store your personal data and are deleted once you have completed the transaction.

cookies from YouTube

On some parts of this site, we show YouTube videos related to our services. YouTube sets some or all of these cookies when you visit one of these pages.

Name _use_hitbox
This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser when you close your browser
On close

Set when viewing a page with Youtube videos on it. It is set by Youtube so they can count the views of embedded Youtube videos on them.
9 months

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General Waste

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