COOKIE POLICY

 

Like most websites, our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device by your browser. Cookies can be used to store certain preferences on a website or track if you have visited that site before. More information on cookies and their use can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

 

Our cookies do not store personal information such as your name, address, phone number or email. They also cannot read or search your computer, smartphone or web-enabled device to obtain information about you, or read any material kept on your hard drive.

 

We use the following cookies:

 

Name Purpose Expiry

 

_cfduid Used to speed up page load times. Company: Cloudflare

 

1 year
_ga

_gat_UA-17074461-6

_gid

Used to measure information about how visitors use our site. This includes identifying each unique user and details of each page visited. _gat is used to limit the collection of analytics data on high traffic sites. Company: Google Analytics

 

2 years

1 minute

1 day

_hjIncludedInSample Used to identify a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample. Company: Hot Jar

 

Deleted when you close your browser
JSESSIONID Used to monitor the browsing session of a visitor and the performance of web and mobile applications. Company: New Relic

 

Deleted when you close your browser
_drt

_id

Used to target specific advertising to potential customers and gathers information about how or if you are interacting with these ads. Company: Doubleclick (Google)

 

4 months

2 years

APSID

SSID
NID
PREF
SID
SAPSID
HSID

Used by Google to gather data on visitors to millions of websites to profile the interest of web users, sell advertising space to organisations based on those interest profiles, and align adverts to the content pages where its customers’ adverts appear. Company: Google

 

2 years (apart from NID which is 10 months)

 

Please note that third parties including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services such as web traffic analysis services, may also use cookies on this site. These are very commonly found on many websites and we have no control over them. They are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies (for example, Google’s advertising services as above).

 

Some of the partners that may set cookies when you visit our site are:

 

Bing This domain is Microsoft’s search engine.

 

Facebook This social networking site, which we link to from our site, sets cookies which mainly collect data about the interests of users and is also utilised for behaviourally targeted advertising.

 

Google In addition to the targeting/advertising cookies above, Google may set other cookies on this site, for example in connection with their Google+ social networking application which we link to from our site.

 

Instagram This content-sharing platform, owned by Facebook, may set various cookies when you visit our site.

 

LinkedIn This business networking platform, which we link to from our site, sets cookies on our site although users do not have to be logged in to LinkedIn or have an account, and thus is primarily a tracking/targeting domain.

 

Twitter This social networking site, which we link to from our site, sets cookies that collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations that are primarily used for tracking and targeting.

 

Vimeo This video hosting and sharing site sets cookies on website partners.

 

Vine This mobile app for creating and sharing video through social networks.

 

YouTube This Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which can then be used to display targeted advertising to web visitors.

 

 

You can alter how cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device via your web browser settings. You can set your browser to block or disable cookies, but doing so may impact the quality of your browsing experience and you may not be able to take full advantage of the site.

 

For instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies and how to alter how cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

 

 

 

 

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