Websites must get consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you.
You can set your cookie preferences when you arrive at our Website.
Unless the cookie is a strictly necessary cookie, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented.
The table below explains what cookies we use on our Website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie e.g. “functionality” or “performance” cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. The difference is that:
- Persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the Website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a “persistent cookie” is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that Website.
- Session cookies allow Website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the Website and finishes when you close the Website window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the Website, all session cookies are deleted.
We will also state in the table whether a cookie is either “first party cookie” and a “third party cookie” The difference is that:
- First party cookies are cookies stored by us directly. They allow our website to collect information on the visitors that visit our website.
- Third party cookies are cookies that are created by other websites (for example including websites like Google) that you may have used.
Some of the cookies listed below are those set by our own Website.
Analytics and Performance Cookie
Analytics and performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website (for example, which pages users go to most often and if they get error messages). These cookies do not collect information that identifies a user. Any information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website.
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Persistent and expiry / Session||More information|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site||2 years||First-party cookie|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||1 day||First-party cookie|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||1 day||First-party cookie|
|collect||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session||First-party cookie|
How do I manage my cookies?
Consent for cookies will last for 1 month after which time we will ask you to renew your cookie consent.
You can also manage your cookies from your browser settings. You can find more information on how to do this here:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Internet explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
- Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-microsoft-privacy
To find out more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can visit the third party website: www.allaboutcookies.org