What are cookies?
A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s device/computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookies and they have different functions or uses. For example, some cookies help us improve the experience of our website while others help us tailor our services to you.
What type of cookies do you use?
Different terminology is used to describe cookies (and a lot of websites and organisations use different terminology, which can be confusing). To help you understand, we have categorised the 3 types of cookies we use on our website:
These cookies help us collect information about your use of the website to improve the website and your user experience.
These cookies help the website function better for you by, for example, personalising areas of the website for you once you are a return visitor.
These cookies are essential for you to use parts of the website.
The specific types of cookies we use on the Website are outlined below:
Google Analytics (performance cookie)
This tool, used by many websites, helps us improve the performance of our sites by understanding how users engage with the sites. Cookies collect website usage data without personally identifying the users to Google. The cookies are _ga (user ID set by default to expire in 2 years), analytics.js, _gid (page id), and _gat (short-term cookie controlling the data request rate).
Facebook (functionality & targeting cookies)
Google Advertising (targeting cookies)
Cookie Acceptance Policy
Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.
We may update our cookies from time to time as well as this Policy, so please check this Policy regularly.
More general information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.