What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They are used for many reasons, such as remembering whether you have visited the site before, so that you remain logged in – or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer but do not include personal data about you (they don’t store your name, for instance).
This Policy applies to our websites and our mobile applications (individually and collectively referred to in this Policy as “the Website”).
Any changes to this Policy will be posted here. We reserve the right to vary this Policy from time to time and such changes shall become effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.
What categories of cookies may be used?
The following types of cookie may be used on this Website. We don’t list every single cookie used by name – but for each type of cookie we tell you how you can control its use :
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential, as they enable you to navigate this Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. These cookies allow this Website to provide services at the request of users.
Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
Performance cookies allow us to update this Website to cater for Website user preferences and improve performance. They collect information about how this Website is used, e.g. which pages users visit most often and where error messages are delivered.
Functional cookies allow this Website to remember choices you make, e.g. your user name, log in details and language preferences and any customisations you make to Website pages during your visit. They are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users.
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits on this Website in order to make advertising both on this Website and other websites you subsequently visit relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times those adverts are served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns
Performance & Analytics cookies we use
|This cookie is associated with Google Analytics, it is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
|This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. It is used by gtag.js and analytics.js scripts and according to Google Analytics this cookie is used to distinguish users.
|This cookie is associated with Google Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 1 minutes.
|This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
|Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.