Cookie policy

In order for this site to work properly and to evaluate and improve the site, we and other organisations may collect information by using small files and other tracking technologies on your computer (for simplicity we refer to all such technologies as “cookies”). Over 90% of all websites do this. By continuing to use this site, you agree to us and third-party organisations using cookies as described below. You can opt out of the use of cookies by following the links below, though please bear in mind that if you do the performance and your enjoyment of our site may be affected. There are a variety of cookies used on the SRN website, mostly to improve the user experience and help us tailor content to user needs.

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website. The cookies mean that the website will remember you and how you’ve used the site every time you come back.

How we use cookies?

We use Google Analytics to track anonymous data about visitors that use our site. This is in order to help us improve usability and deliver relevant content. If you are not comfortable with this in any way we advise you to refrain from using the website.

What cookies are in place?
  • _ga : this cookie is used for visitor identification/tracking (expiry time: 24 months)
  • _gid : this cookie is used for user journey tracking (expiry time: 1 day)
  • _gat_UA-37736427 : this cookie is used to measure the throttling request rate (expiry time: 2 minutes)
  • Further information can be found on the above cookies here:
  • _cookie_policy : this cookie is specific to tracking whether the user has seen our pop up ‘cookies’ modal box (expiry time: 23 months)
What cookies are in place?

When you visit the SRN website, your visit is tracked as a session. A Google Analytics user ID code is generated at each session. DMSL will disassociate the user ID from the session after 14 months. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website.

Most browsers will enable you to manage your cookies preferences e.g., have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or use it to disable cookies altogether. If you do decide to disable or delete them altogether some sites will not work as well as they rely on cookies to provide you with the service you have requested.