What Are Cookies?
Cookies and similar technologies such as web beacons and pixels are small files that are stored by your browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. We use the generic term cookies in this policy to cover all such technologies. Cookies help our website recognise your device and remember information about your visit, like your preferences, settings and how you use our website. Some are essential to our website and others are helpful to us but non-essential as explained in more detail below.
What Cookie Types Do We Use?
Our cookies are either first party or third party. Whether a cookie is ‘First’ or ‘Third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First Party Cookies are placed directly by us, whilst other parties we may do business with set Third Party Cookies. These third parties collect data directly from your web browser and the processing of this data is subject to their own privacy policies.
Cookies Are Either:
Session Cookies – which allow websites to link your actions during a browser session. We may use these for a variety of purposes such as remembering what you clicked on, or the previous page visited. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term; or
Persistent Cookies – which are stored on your device in between browser sessions and allow your preferences or actions across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. These cookies do not expire once the browsing session closes and remain on your device until an expiration date set by the source of the cookie.
What Are the Categories and Types of Cookies We Use?
Essential Cookies: These cookies are essential to make our website work correctly. They enable you to move around our website and use our features. These cookies are necessary for the provision of our services and if you do not want us to collect such information, you must cease using our website immediately.
Performance Cookies: These cookies help us understand how you interact with our website, by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our website.
Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember if you have previously visited our site or the choices you make (such as your username, language, region or preferences) to provide a more personalised online experience.
A full list of the cookies we use is set out below. In all cases, the data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the processing purposes
|These cookies are set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugins. The cookie is used to store user content for cookies in the “Necessary” and Non-Necessary” categories.||Necessary
|-stid||This cookie is set by ShareThis. The cookie is used for site analytics to determine the pages visited and the amount of time spent, etc.||Analytics|
|This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. It also stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and help create an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source from where they have come from and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
|-gat||This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.||Performance|
How Do You Manage Cookies?
We always ask for your consent before installing any non-essential cookies on your device.
We use a cookie management solution on our website. You can click the icon at the bottom of the homepage in order to bring up the cookie preference options and change them. Remember cookies are specific to the device you are on so you will need to enable the preferences on each device you use if you want to make the changes across all your devices.