Cookie Policy

Cookies

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using cookies. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our Website. Cookies are small data files which are stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain certain personal information about you, which help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service, and also allows us to improve our Website.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to reject cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website.

There is a notice on our Website’s home page which describes how cookies are used and which also provides a link to the Website Privacy and Cookie Policy. If you use our Website after this notification has been displayed to you, we will assume that you consent to the use of cookies for the purposes described in this policy.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website.
  • Analytical/performance 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 are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies 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 advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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 Website.

Third-Party Cookies

We work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on our Websites, for example Google, Facebook and Twitter. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our Websites. If you want further information, please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information in the table below.

Description of cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Name of cookie

Owner

Purpose for the cookie

_ga

Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users (expires after 2 years). Used by Google Universal Analytics. Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via this cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. Thus, if a person interacted with the website using different browsers, the Analytics reports would track this activity under two unique visitors. Similarly, if the same browser were used by two different visitors, but with a separate computer account for each, the activity would be recorded under two unique visitor IDs. On the other hand, if the browser happens to be used by two different people sharing the same computer account, one unique visitor ID is recorded, even though two unique individuals accessed the site.

_gid

Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users (expires after 24 hours). This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

_gat

Google Analytics

Used to throttle request rate (expires after 1 minute).

CraftSessionId

Craft CMS

Our website uses a Content Management System which anonymously tracks each user of the site to allow us to improve the overall experience.

There are other cookies used by employees of the Company to maintain the content of this Website. If you are an employee then you can find out more in the employee handbook.