Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good browsing experience and also allows us to improve our website.

Information about our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good browsing experience and also allows us to improve our website.

This policy details our use of cookies; if you do not accept this policy, please do not use this website.

The cookies we use

The cookies we use can be divided into two categories:

  1. Essential cookies – no consent is required.
  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to store your consent to the use of cookies, log into secure areas of our website and preserve your session across page requests.
  1. Non-essential cookies – the following cookies are only stored on your device when consent is given.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They 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 find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

 

CookieNamePurposeExpirySource
NecessaryCookie ConsentThis cookie is essential as it enables us to store the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain1 year
NecessaryPHPSESSIDThis cookie is essential as it preserves user session state across page requests.Session
Statistic__utm.gifGoogle Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposesSessionGoogle
Statistic__utmaCollects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes2 yearsGoogle
Statistic__utmbRegisters a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposesSessionGoogle
Statistic__utmcRegisters a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposesSessionGoogle
Statistic__utmtUsed to throttle the speed of requests to the server. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposesSessionGoogle
Statistic__utmzCollects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes6 monthsGoogle
Statisticp.gifWe use this to identify a font used on our websiteSessionAdobe Typekit
StatisticGPSRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.SessionYouTube
StatisticNIDRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.6 monthsGoogle
StatisticPREFRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes8 monthsYouTube
r/collectCollects data to measure efficiency of viewed or clicked ads/links and shows targeted links or imagesSessionGoogle
StatisticVISITOR_INFO1_LIVETries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.179 daysYouTube
StatisticYSCRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposesSessionYouTube

How can the cookie settings be changed?

You can choose whether to block some or all cookies at any time by activating the relevant controls within your browser settings.  However, if you do so, all or certain parts of our website may not be accessible or function properly.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our website.

We always want you to be in control of the information you share with us, and there are a number of ways that you can remove or block cookies at any time, including by following the “help” file directions in your internet browser.

If you wish to delete cookies you can do so through your browser; further information on how to do this can be found here: http://www.aboutcookies.org/DEFAULT.ASPX?page=2.
Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire, please refer to the table above.

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