Cookies Information

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website as well as allow us improve our website.

About Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, containing information about your browsing habits on our website. By continuing to use the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

We may use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, information that enables you to log in to secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors on the website and to see how they move around it when using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works in a number of ways – i.e. by ensuring users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality. These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This means we can personalise our content for you, greet you by name and/or remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting. These cookies record your visits to our website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We could also share this information with third parties for the same purpose – more details can be found in our Privacy Notice.

Analytics Providers

Please note third parties (including, but not limited to, advertising networks and providers of external services such as web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Please also note we use Google Analytics, which places cookies on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing to us other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (i.e. cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available on the Google website.

Alternatively, visit Google’s Privacy Policy for further information on how Google uses your data.

Rejecting 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 ‘strictly necessary’ ones) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Further Information

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

Cookie Purpose
_utma This is a cookie set by Google Analytics that estimates audience size and usage pattern. It collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.
_utmz This is a cookie used by Google analytics for targeted advertising / remarketing. It collects data on how the user got to the site.
_utmb This cookie also contributes to monitoring usage patterns by collecting timestamps of the exact time a user accesses the site to calculate the duration of a website visit.
_utmc This cookie also contributes to monitoring usage patterns by collecting timestamps of the exact time a user exits the site to calculate the duration of a website visit.
Cookieconsent_status This cookie remembers if the user has dismissed the popup about the site using cookies.