Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
Analytical/performance cookies. 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.
More information about the way Google processes your information is available here. If you wish to disable Google Analytics on your browser please click here
Some third-party cookies are set by services that appear on our pages and are not in our control. They are set by social media providers such as Facebook, Instagram etc and relate to the ability of users to share content on this site, as indicated by their respective icon.
We also use third-party cookies which performs cross-site tracking in order for us to give you marketing on other sites/channels.
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.
Cookies we use:
Cookie Type Duration Description
_ga third party 2 years Part of Google Analytics - _ga is used to distinguish users.
_gat_webinterpret third party 10 min Part of Google Analytics - _gat is used to throttle requests.
_gid third party 24 hours Part of Google Analytics - _gid is used to distinguish users.
__utma third party 2 years Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.
__utmb third party 1 hour Google Analytics __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site
__utmc third party session Google Analytics __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site
__utmt third party 10 min Google Analytics is set by Google Analytics. It is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high 2 traffic sites
__utmv third party session _utmt cookie is used in Google Analytics for visitors classification
__utmz third party 6 months Google Analytics __utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from
frontend session 90 min Your session ID on the server
__atuvc third party 13 months This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget This widget is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
__atuvs third party 30 min This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is cookie is used mainly for the functionality of the feature.
external_no_cache session 1 hour A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third-party advertisers.