Cookie policy

  1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s, or other device’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. We use cookies to identify which pages are being used, using Google Analytics. This helps us analyse data about web-page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to our visitors’ expectations. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and not in a way which identifies anyone.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

  1. How do we use cookies?

Essential cookies

Essential cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies collect information on your browsing experience to generate aggregated statistics. Once you agree, Google Analytics cookies are placed on your computer or device. This helps us analyse data about web-page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to our visitors’ expectations. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and not in a way which identifies anyone.

Overall, analytics cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

The types of analytics cookies used on this website are the following:

NAME PURPOSE EXPIRATION TIME COOKIE TYPE
Google Analytics cookies
_gid – gid: to collect general information of how visitors use our website to create analytics reports of how the website is performing. It’s anonymous- we cannot see the behaviour of specific individuals i.e a user cannot login and browse the website for us to track the behaviour

 

This includes:

–          Number of visitors

–          Where they come from (source)

–          Page visited

 

1 month for an accepted cookie

 

1 day for a declined cookie

Third party

 

Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow us to remember choices you make during your visit to website – they are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies track your online behaviour and share data with 3rd party services that help us improve the relevance of marketing campaigns you receive.

  • How to change your cookie settings?

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers here:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.