Cookie Policy

This website uses ‘cookies’ which are pieces of data which are stored on your computer. This Policy explains how we use cookies on this website.

What are cookies?

A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s device/computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookies and they have different functions or uses. For example, some cookies help us improve the experience of our website while others help us tailor our services to you.

What type of cookies do you use?

Different terminology is used to describe cookies (and a lot of websites and organisations use different terminology, which can be confusing). To help you understand, we have categorised the 3 types of cookies we use on our website:

Performance Cookies

These cookies help us collect information about your use of the website to improve the website and your user experience.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies help the website function better for you by, for example, personalising areas of the website for you once you are a return visitor.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential for you to use parts of the website.

The specific types of cookies we use on the Website are outlined below:

Google Analytics (performance cookie)

This tool, used by many websites, helps us improve the performance of our sites by understanding how users engage with the sites. Cookies collect website usage data without personally identifying the users to Google. The cookies are _ga (user ID set by default to expire in 2 years), analytics.js, _gid (page id), and _gat (short-term cookie controlling the data request rate).

Facebook (functionality & targeting cookies)

Facebook cookies allow Facebook servers to access a site session, exchange login credentials, comment on or share an article with friends, and serve interest-based information or advertising. They include datr, lu, fr, lsd, reg, ext_ref, reg_fb, fb_gate, fb_ref, act wd. Learn more about how Facebook uses cookies. [https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/].

Google Advertising (targeting cookies)

Google uses cookies to deliver more relevant advertising to users and to avoid frequently repeating ads the user has already seen. Google creates an identifying cookie called ANID. The main DoubleClick cookie are ID and IDE. Other Google advertising cookies are DSID, FLC, AID, TAID, HSID, exchange_uid, _gads, _gac, and PREF. A short-term cookie named “conversion” logs the occasions when a user visits the advertiser’s site. You can control Google ad personalisation by visiting https://adssettings.google.com. This includes DoubleClick, Google AdWords and Google AdWords Remarketing, Google Tag Manager, Outbrain and YouTube.

Cookie Acceptance Policy

By using our website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. The cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

We have a visible banner on our website to remind users that by using the website they consent to our use of cookies.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.

If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this Policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies. This may impair your ability to use our website.

We may update our cookies from time to time as well as this Policy, so please check this Policy regularly.

More general information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.