What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

There are two main types of cookie:

•  Session cookies - these allow websites to link the actions of a visitor during a browser session. They are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this.

•  Persistent cookies - these are stored on your computer after you have finished using a website so that the website provider can remember your preferences the next time you visit that website.

Cookies can be set by the website you have browsed, i.e. the website displayed in the uniform resource locator (URL) window. These are called first party cookies. Third party cookies are set by a website other than the one you are browsing.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

The following cookies are used by our website:

Type Description Expiry
_ga Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users of the website 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to limit the number of requests that can be made by the user 1 minute
_gid Used by Google Analytics to understand the user journey a visitor to the website takes when using the site 24 hours
_cookie
consent
_status
Used to track whether users have clicked the cookie acceptance button 1 minute
_gfduid Used to speed up page load times 1 month

Consent

When you first visit our website, a pop-up will appear informing you of the use of cookies on our website and containing a link to this policy.

If you click on the icon in the pop-up to confirm that you agree to the use of such cookies or if you continue to use our website after this pop-up has appeared, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our website. If you would prefer to change your cookie settings, you can do so at any time - see ‘Controlling our use of cookies’ below.

Controlling our use of cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your internet browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the options or preferences menu of your internet browser.

If you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

If you delete cookies relating to this website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the website.

Queries

If you have any questions or comments about this cookie policy, please email [email protected].