Cookie Policy

We collect and use some information from you when you visit our website. We do this using ‘cookies’. A cookie is a small text file which asks permission to be placed on your computer and hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps us to analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

How we use cookies

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

We use service providers to operate our website and some of these service providers may process your data as part of the services they offer to us. We take steps to ensure that our service providers treat your data in accordance with the law, only use it in accordance with our contract with them and keep it secure.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Ultimately it is your data. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer, but this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookies that we use

Google Analytics

Cookie name: _ga
Type: HTTP
Expiry: 2 years
Description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how a visitor uses the website.

Cookie name: _gat
Type: HTTP
Expiry: Session
Description: Used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate.

Cookie name: _gid
Type: HTTP
Expiry: Session
Description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how a visitor uses the website.

How to control and delete cookies

You can manage cookie usage, or turn them off completely, through your browser settings. The help function in your preferred browser should provide you with the correct information. Some browsers provide helpful cookie guides, eg:

Internet Explorer

In addition Google Analytics and AppNexus Platform provide their own opt-out options:

In the case of some mobile devices, it may be necessary to consult the device’s instruction manual to manage cookies effectively.

2 December 2020