Cookies are small text files that may be automatically stored on your computer or mobile device by the websites you visit.

We do not set cookies ourselves on the website; however, we do use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager; under which Google may set cookies. These may be the following types of cookies:

  1. Strictly necessary. Required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  2. Analytical/performance. 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.
  3. Functionality. 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).
  4. Targeting. 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.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you anonymously from other users of our website, this helps us to provide you with a better experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. The individual cookies that we use are set out below.

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below, which will be updated periodically as we start using new cookies and stop using old ones.
Please check back here to see which cookies are in use at any given time.

Provider

Google

Cookies

  • _ga (Expiry – 2 Years)
  • _gid (Expiry – 24 hours)
  • _gat_UA-###### (Expiry – 1 Minute)
  • _dc_gtm_UA-###

Description 

We use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to gain a better understanding of how users browse and interact with our website in order to improve our website and offer a better user experience for everyone.

  • _ga: Used in combination with the _gid to distinguish users and generate statistical data.
  • _gid: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
  • _gat_UA-###: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
  • _dc_gtm_UA-###: Your unique Analytics ID used by Google Tag Manager to generate visitor and statistical data.

If you are logged into your Google account while visiting our site, Google is able to track your use of certain websites (such as ours) which use Google plug-ins. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account, and Google will already have placed cookies on your device for this purpose.

The Google cookie names are: pref, 1p_jar, nid, hsid, apisid, sid, ssid, sapisid, gaps, lsid, beat, uls, consent, and dv. Google’s privacy policy on the information which it obtains from these cookies can be found here.

More Information can be found here.

Please note:

Please note 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. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Any information regarding the data retention or privacy policies of third parties services is supplied in good faith and is subject to change by the relevant provider.

Analytics cookies on our website:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where this is required by law or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

For more information about Google Analytic cookies please Click Here.

Managing / Blocking Cookies:

You can  stop the use of 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 site.

Please see the links below for instructions on limiting cookies for your browser:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can install a small plugin proposed by Google for all major browsers. For more information you can visit:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout