Cookies

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS COOKIES POLICY AND PRIVACY STATEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS/USE THE SITE.

A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time.

Further information on cookies can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm

There are 2 different types of cookie:

  • Session Cookies
  • Persistent Cookies

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity.

Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site.

Managing Cookies

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.

The following links provide instructions on how to do this for the most popular browsers:

First Party Cookies

These cookies are issued by our own webserver and help the site to work the way you would expect it to work.

Name Expiration Description
_ga 2 years Performance: This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years
_gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
cookie_notice_accepted 1 month Registers that the user has accepted the cookie policy.

Third Party Analytics Cookies

This site uses Google Analytics to monitor the traffic coming to our site. It does not track personal information, but helps us to understand how users view the site. We also link our Google Adwords account to our Analytics account to better understand how our adwords are performing. The following cookies are deployed by Google to facilitate that.

Further details of the cookies used by Google Analytics are provided here:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

For visitors who want to turn this feature off in their browser Google have developed a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on details can be viewed here:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Name Third Party Expiration Description
DSID Google Browser session to 6 Months DSID are used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to coordinate the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events. These cookies may be set on the domains google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, or googleadservices.com. If you don’t want the ads you see to be coordinated across your devices, you can opt out of Ads Personalization using Ads Settings.
IDE Google Browser session to 6 Months Google also use one or more cookies for advertising we serve across the web. One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
1P_JAR Google 1 month Google ad personalisation
AID Google 1 week We also use cookies named ‘AID,‘ ‘DSID,’ and ‘TAID‘, which are used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to coordinate the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events. These cookies may be set on the domains google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, or googleadservices.com. If you don’t want the ads you see to be coordinated across your devices, you can opt out of Ads Personalization using Ads Settings.
SAPISID, SIDCC, SSID, APISID, HSID Google 2 years These cookies, provided by Google Inc., are used in conjunction with the Google+1 button to enable you to share information publicly, as part of your Google Profile. https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
OGPC Google 1 month These cookies are used by Google to store preferences and user information each time they visit web pages containing geographical maps of Google Maps. 
SID Google 2 Years Google: We use security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties. For example, we use cookies called ‘SID’ and ‘HSID’ which contain digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time. The combination of these two cookies allows us to block many types of attack, such as attempts to steal the content of forms that you complete on web pages.
NID, OTZ, OSID Google 6 months to 2 years. Advertising cookie by google
_ga Google 2 years Performance: This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years.
_gat Google 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate. 
_gid Google 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
DV Google 2 Years Security cookie to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
CONSENT Google 20 years These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Please note that Third Party cookies are subject to change and we will endeavour to monitor those cookies and update this notice as required.

This Cookie Policy Last Updated: 30th May 2018

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