What are cookies?
What cookies do we use?
First party cookies: First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Third party cookies: Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to that of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company e.g. Google, who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from other sites for example YouTube, Flickr or Facebook, which set their own cookies.
We do not share, rent or sell any data collected from cookies with any third-party. They are solely used to improve your experience of using this site and to allow us to evaluate and improve our site.
The following is a list of all cookies on our site and their purpose:
Purpose: This cookie will help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising.
Purpose: This cookie 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.
Purpose: This takes information in ad clicks and stores it in a first-party cookie so that conversions can be attributed outside the landing page.
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website.
Expiry: 2 years
Expiry: 30 mins
Purpose: Google Analytics - not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Expiry: End of session
Purpose: Google Analytics - used to throttle request rate.
Expiry: 10 mins
Expiry: 6 months
How long will cookies stay on my device?
Session cookies: Session Cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies: This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, this type of cookie is used to store your preferences or details e.g. your email address that you may have entered it in a form, so that they are remembered for your next visit.
How to control and delete cookies
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies and many websites will not work properly or you will lose some functionality. The method for rejecting cookies and removing existing cookies varies depending on which browser you use: