Terms & Conditions

  • Similar to other commercial websites, our Website uses a technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used.


A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.

Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website.

For further details on Cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org where you can find comprehensive information on Cookie restriction and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.

How we use Cookies

We use “analytical” cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website and which parts of the website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our Website and better serve our users and members. We do not generally store any personal Information that you provided to us in your cookies.

On some of our web pages third parties may also set their own cookies (for example when you click social media sharing buttons or view embedded videos hosted on another website). PPA cannot access the data stored in any such cookies (nor can such third parties access PPA’s cookies).

By using our Website, you are deemed to consent to our use of the analytical cookies described above.

You can refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies (see below for further details). Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Our Cookies

Cookie Type Cookie Name Cookie Duration Cookie Description
Analytics __utma Persistent (+ 2 years) These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. 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.
__utmb Persistent (+ 1 Hour)
__utmc Session
__utmz Persistent (+6 Months)
__utmv 2 years from set/update
Functional cookie Persistent (+1 year) This cookie is used to remember whether a visitor to the site has previously accepted or declined cookies. No personal information is stored in this cookie.
legend Persistent (+1 year) This cookie is used to remember whether a visitor to the site has previously hidden the Skills page instructions. No personal information is stored in this cookie.

Refusing Cookies

You can refuse to accept all or some cookies by amending the settings on your web browser.

For details about how to adjust your cookie settings in the following browsers, please visit the relevant link:

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