Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).

Cookies are created when you visit a website or other service that uses cookies. Cookies are commonly used by websites to help the user’s browsing experience and provide more information about the user’s experience and interests. This information is generally used to make content, services and advertising more relevant and useful during future visits.

For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.

How do we use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites and to provide increased functionality. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website and our services.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to refuse cookies, our system will issue some cookies as soon you visit our website. These are defined as ‘Functional Cookies’ below. 

Other cookies, provided you have not switched them off in the setting below, will not be created until you have explicitly given permission by clicing ‘Accept cookies’. 

Please note that not all the cookies on our sites are set by us. Please see the section below on cookies set by other parties on our behalf.

What cookies do we use?

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential so you can browse around the website, log in and use our full set of features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies are strictly necessary and cannot be disabled.

Analytics cookiesEnabled

Analytical cookies enable us to gain insights and produce the most relevant content for our users. (These are not essential so can be disabled using the toggle above.)

Name of CookieWhat does it do?
_gaUsed by ‘Google Analytics’ to distinguish users. This cookie will expire after 2 years. 
_gidUsed by ‘Google Analytics’ to distinguish users. This cookie will expire after 24 hours. 
_gatUsed by ‘Google Analytics’ to throttle request rate. This cookie will expire after 1 minute.

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