Cookie policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies 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 site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

This cookie policy describes the cookies we use and explains why we use cookies and how we deal with the information collected. It enables the site to function properly and why you may not experience the full functionality of our website if you disable the use of cookies.

This cookie policy (together with our privacy policy) sets out the basis on which any personal information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when using this site will be processed.  Please read the following carefully to understand how we use cookies.

What are Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are designed to store information on your computer. A cookie file is created when you use our website and is processed by the software of your computer. The resulting text file is placed on your computer and it is accessed by your web browser when you visit the website that originally created the cookie.  

For your reference, we set out below the wording we use in our cookie banner.

“We use cookies to improve your experience on our site. By continuing to use our site you accept our use of cookies. Please see our cookie policy and privacy policy for details."

Types of Cookies

The cookies described below are used to improve our website and do not contain any personal information that would allow us to identify you (such as your name or other contact details). 

These are the cookies that may be used during your visit to the website. 

Session cookies: these are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed. They are used to ensure your visit to our website is as smooth as possible and allow us to identify your computer as you use the website. 

Persistent cookies: these are saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually one year or more) and are not deleted when the browser is closed. These help us remember you as a visitor each time you use the same computer to visit the website. 

Analytics cookies: these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.

Targeting cookies: these record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertisined on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. 

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Name Type Purpose Expiry
has_js session Determines whether or no JavaScript is enabled so that the website can more efficiently perform operations to enhance the user experience End of your visit to the website
_ga analytics Google Analytics (GA) cokkie. Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid analytics GA cookie. Used to distinguish users. 1 minute
_gat analytics GA cookie. Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be names _dc_gtm_<property-id> 1 minute

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also have access to these cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical cookies.

How to disable cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Information on how to remove cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies. 

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this cookie policy, or how we handle your personal information, please email .