At settle we’re serious about protecting your personal information, so if we ask for information about you, we take all reasonable steps to keep it safe. You can read our privacy notice here.

Use of cookies by this site

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, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The tables below explain the cookies we use and why.

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

Cookies used by our CMS

We use a Content Management System (CMS) from VerseOne Technologies Ltd. to build our website. The CMS does not use any cookies by default. However, three ‘session’ cookies are created when a visitor to this website does the following:

  • logs in 
  • uses some of the accessibility tools such as clicking the contrast or text resize buttons

The three cookies are used to cross-reference each other for improved security.

First part ‘session’ cookies

CookieTypeExpiryLinked informationFunctions
Persist2 hoursAnonymousRemembers that the user has chosen a high contrast or low contrast stylesheet.
Caches data against the session in order to maximise performance.
JSESSIONIDSessionBrowser closeUsernameWhen a user logs in, maintains authentication state, access rights, etc.

These cookies do not store any personal information about you, your computer, your visit, or your browsing history. After the time indicated above, the cookies’ validity is destroyed and the browser is instructed to remove the cookie from your computer.


Like most websites, we make use of analytics software in order to help us understand the trends in the popularity of our website. We make no use of personally identifiable information in any of the statistical reports we use from this package but we might collect general information such as the type of web browsers used or which pages are visited more than others. With this data, we analyse site trends and make sure that our pages are as helpful to you as possible.

We use an analytics package called Google Analytics which provides separate details in the Google privacy policy.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

Google Analytics_utma_utmb_utmc_utmzPersistent2 years
30 mins
End of session
6 months
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. 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 visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.
Google TranslategoogtransSessionEnd of sessionStores your chosen language (if you decide to change it from English). This means that you do not have to select your chosen language every time you load a new page. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.
Google MapsPREFNIDPersistent6 monthsThese cookies are used to remember Google Maps preferences. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

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