A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’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. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
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.
These cookies are required an order to let you use this website. Without these we are unable to provide you with the web content and information that you are requesting or would like to use. These cookies are also necessary to allow you to sign into or log into secure areas of our website
- Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use and interact with our website, enabling us to improve the performance of our website and allowing you to find the content that you are explicitly looking for. These cookies do not collect user identifiable information and all data is in an aggregated, anonymised format. These cookies also allow us to improve the performance of our website.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow us to remember your preferences and choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, commenting on a blog on our website, playing a video and remembering changes that you have made to text size, fonts and other sections of the website, where customisable. The information collected by these cookies are anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity once you leave our website.
- First-party cookies: This website sets cookies that are essential for correct functionality. These cookies do not capture any personally identifiable information. These include:
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description gdpr 1 year GDPR compliance cookie DYNSRV Session Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website
- Third-party cookies: We have a number of third party cookies on our website, and we do not control the operation of any of them.
Google Analytics and Display Advertising
Our website has been setup to use Google Analytics to collect data about web traffic to our website implementing the use of Display Advertising and Google’s DoubleClick cookie. In addition to data collected through the standard Google Analytics implementation, we have also implemented Display Advertising (e.g. Remarketing). You can opt-out of these third-party cookies by using the below option:
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_dc_gtm||1 minute||Google Analytics deployed by Google Tag Manager|
- Google Ads browser management: You can control the information Google uses to show you ads: Opt-out of Google Ads : https://adssettings.google.co.uk/
- Google DoubleClick: Used to measure the effectiveness of its online marketing campaigns. Opt-out of DoubleClick cookies : https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin
- Bing / Microsoft: You are able to change your preferences so that you’d rather not see these kinds of ads from Microsoft: http://choice.microsoft.com/
- Google maps: Shows Google maps on our website
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description NID 6 month Shows Google maps on our website
- AddThis: Social sharing website tool providing share buttons and tools
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- AddThis: Social sharing website tool providing share buttons and tools. Opt-out here: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
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