Cookie Policy

Cookies from our website

To make our website work properly to provide you with a better browsing experience, and provide us with analytical data, we place small data files called cookies on your PC, Laptop or mobile device.

In this policy you can see what cookies are sent to your device by name and what we use each cookie for. You can set your browser to reject cookies (see the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to find out how to do this), but please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website cannot be provided to you.

You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org for more information on cookies and how to control them. We have provided a cookie preference centre on our website to allow to more easily manage your preferences.

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. Our cookies have different functions and remain for different time periods. They are either necessary for the functioning of our services, help us improve our performance by providing analytical data and/ or give you extra functionalities. The ‘session’ cookies we use only remain on your device for as long as you keep your browser active whilst analytical cookies remain longer as described below. You are free to block, delete, or disable these cookies if your device permits so.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

Cookies we use are:

Name Duration Description Third Party Sharing
.AUTH Varies Strictly necessary cookie which identifies logged in users to the Web Server. None
ASP.NET.SessionID Session Strictly necessary cookie which identifies each session to the Web Server. None
cookieControl / cookieControlPrefs 79 Days Strictly necessary to record whether consent has been obtained to place cookies on device. None
_ga 2 Years This is a performance cookie associated with Google and is used to anonymously 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 site’s analytics reports. Google
_gid 1 Day This is a performance cookie associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. Google
_utma 2 Years This Google cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google
_utmb 1 Day This cookie calculates how long a visit to a website lasts for. It works in conjunction with the below _umtc cookie. Google
_utmc Session As Above Google
_utmt 1 Day Used to throttle request rate to the web server and improve performance. Google
_utmz 6 Months This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keyword was used, and where in the world the website was accessed from. Google