What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (or other electronic device).More information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.cookiecentral.com
The types of cookies we use
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the operation of ourWebsite. They are set, for example, to allow you to message us via our Website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of users and to see how usersinteract with our Website. This helps us to improve the way our Websiteworks, for example, by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to remember your cookies preferences, for example.
We do not require your consent to use strictly necessary cookies, but we do require your consent before using analytical or performance cookies,functionality cookies ormarketing cookies.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them and the time after which they will expire in the table below:
|Type of cookie||Cookie name||Expiration time||Purpose|
|Strictly necessary||PHPSESSID||Duration of user’s session||Used to display certain properties on our Website.|
|Functional||cookieconsent_status||Duration of user’s session||Used to storea user’s cookies preferences|
|Analytical/performance||Google Analytics, including:_ga||24months||Used to calculate user, session and campaign data, and to keep track of Website usage. This cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify each user.|
|Analytical/performance||Google Analytics, including:_gid||1 day||Used to store information of how users use our Website. The data collected includes the number of users, the source of where they have come from and the pages they have visited.|
|Analytical/ performance||Google Website Optimizer, including:_utmx||18 months||Used to improve our Website by distinguishing between two variations of a webpage that might be shown to a user to determine which version performs better.|
|Analytical/ performance||Google Website Optimizer, including:_utmxx||18 months||Used to improve our Website by distinguishing between two variations of a webpage that might be shown to a user to determine which version performs better.|
Third party cookies on our Website
Changing your cookie preferences
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. To find out how to do this visit www.allaboutcookies.org. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website and your experience of our Website may be impaired.
You can also use your social media accounts and/or device privacy settings to adjust your preferences on cookies and tracking.
Google Analytics: To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
More about your privacy
Third party websites
When we include links on our Website to other websites, please bear in mind that these third party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit on those websites. These third party websites may set their own cookies that capture your personal data. We recommend you read their policies as we are not responsible or liable for the actions of any third parties.