Cookie Policy

Our site uses cookies. When you first visited this site, you were asked to consent to our use of cookies. You can change this preference at any time by using the cookie settings link at the bottom of any page. By using our website, consenting to the use of cookies and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files, located in your computer and used by your web browser. They cannot be used to identify you personally. Cookies are used to improve your experience on this site, such as saving preferences, identifying that you have already provided a username and password, or helping us improve the site by telling us which pages recieve the most traffic.

Cookies fall under two categories:

  • Session Cookies - these cookies are temporary and only last for the duration of your visit. They are used to store information such as whether or not you are logged in.
  • Persistant Cookie - these cookies expire on a preset date, usually months or years in the future. They are used to store information such as preferences or settings.

Cookies in Use

The following cookies are used by

Cookie Name Expiration Description
__utma 2 years Google Analytics - used to distinguish users and sessions.
__utmb 30 minutes Google Analytics - used to calculate how long someone spends on a page.
__utmc end of session Google Analytics - used to improve compatibility with another Google product which is not used on this site.
__utmz 6 months Google Analytics - used to understand the type of referral (such as a search engine or keyword) was used to reach our website.
northshore_cookies 2 years Used to store users cookie preferences.
PHPSESSID end of session Used to identify user's session when logged in.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to gather information about visitors to our site. This includes information on which pages you visit and what browser you use. We use this information to improve our site so that it is more usable and useful to our visitors. Google Analytics uses first party cookies to gather this data. These cookies contain no personal data and cannot be altered or retrieved by any domain other than

Your Concerns

If you have any questions, comments and requests regarding this cookie policy please contact us.