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Cookies Policy

1. DO WE USE COOKIES?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other visitors. This helps us to provide you with a more personalised experience when you browse the website and also allows us to improve our website.

2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files that are sent by a website to a web browser and contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. This enables the website to identify and track the web browser. Cookies can, among other functions, enable a website to recognise a device each time it visits, remember user preferences and recommend content. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, but rather the computer used. However, some cookies may contain personal information.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a more personalised user experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse and use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Different cookies do different things and some are essential to the operation of a website, whilst others are not. The different types of cookies are: 

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website 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, enabling us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. 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 more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information (in anonymised form) with third parties for this purpose.

3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

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

Duration/ Expiry

JSESSIONID

This cookie is used to set and maintain the user session on the website.

End of the session

Cookies-shown

This is a personalised cookie we have developed to check if the cookies notification message has been displayed to each user.

1 month

 

Google Analytic Cookies  

We also use Google Analytics which is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. and which uses cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our website. Google holds this information and provides us with access to it.

Find out more about Google Analytics at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.  Read the Google Analytics privacy policy at: https://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/. You can find out how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Cookie

Purpose

Duration

_ga

 

Both of these cookies are used by Google Analytics to track visitors and to distinguish users from each other.

2 years.

_gid

 

24 hours.

_gat

This cookie is used to throttle request rate i.e. limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

10   minutes


4. WHAT ARE THIRD-PARTY COOKIES?

Third parties, such as providers of external services like web traffic analysis services, also use cookies. There are certain individual pages and features on our website through which third parties have the ability to add additional cookies, known as 'third-party cookies.' These cookies are placed by the relevant third party and we have no control over these cookies other than allowing them to be served. As we are not in control of the third party features, we cannot outline the specific cookies they might create.

5. CAN I REFUSE OR OPT OUT OF COOKIES?

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to limit or prevent cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website.

If you set your browser to not accept cookies, please note it may result in certain sections or features of our website not working properly and certain personalised services not being provided to you or users of your computer.

More information about cookies generally can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org