Cookie Policy

Details of the cookie policy for this site

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies do not give access to your personally-identifiable information. The vast majority of websites now use cookies and some are essential for a website to function.

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 use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use and performance of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html 

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:

Name: _fbp
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.

Name: _ga
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.

Name: _gcl_au
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.

Name: _gid
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website.

Name: __utma
Purpose: Google Analytics - used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry: 2 years

Name: __utmb
Purpose: Google Analytics - used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry: 30 mins

Name: __utmc
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

Name: __utmt
Purpose: Google Analytics - used to throttle request rate.
Expiry: 10 mins

Name: __utmz
Purpose: Google Analytics - stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
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:

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