Our Website uses essential and non-essential cookies. Essential cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access Our Website or take certain actions on Our Website. Non-essential cookies are only placed on your computer or device with your consent. Further information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies can be found below entitled ‘Essential and Non-Essential Cookies’.
For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies, please see the section below entitled ‘How to accept or reject cookies’.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Essential and Non-Essential Cookies
Essential cookies are cookies that are either used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communication over a network or strictly necessary to provide an online service which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies are cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies that analyse your behaviour on a website.
We use the following essential cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of Our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of Our Website. These cookies are essential for the operation of Our Website and do not store any personal data.
We may use the following non-essential cookies:
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around Our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way Our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. If these cookies are turned off we are unable to monitor the performance of Our Website.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to Our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to Our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make Our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
|Name||Type of cookie||First or third party||Session/persistent||Expiry||Purpose|
|__cfduid||Necessary||Third party||Persistent||1yr||Used by the content network, Cloud flare, to identify trusted web traffic|
|PHPSESSID||Necessary||First party||Session||–||Preserves user session state across page requests|
|_ga||Statistical||First party||Persistent||2yrs||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses Our Website|
|_gat||Statistical||First Party||Session||–||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gid||Statistical||First Party||Session||–||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses Our Website|
|collect||Functional||Third Party||Session||–||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels|
|GPS||Functional||Third Party||Session||–||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location|
|PREF||Functional||Third Party||Persistent||8 months||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses You Tube videos across different web sites|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Functional||Third Party||Persistent||179 days||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos|
|YSC||Functional||Third Party||Session||–||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user h as seen|
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire as set out in the table.
How to accept or reject cookies
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies. You are also able to withdraw your consent at any time. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on Our Website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair Our Website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.