What are cookies

Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website or mobile application.

We use first and third party cookies on our Site. First party cookies are cookies placed by us to collect information about you. However, certain cookies available on our Site are placed by third party website operators. This means that the information about you collected by those third party cookies will be shared with the relevant third party. Please refer to the relevant third party website operator’s privacy notice for more information about how they may use such information.

For more details on cookies and similar technologies, please visit All About Cookies. For the purposes of the remaining sections of this Cookie Policy, we will refer to all technologies using the above features as “cookies”.

How long do cookies last?

All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:

Session Cookies – these are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies – these usually have an expiration date and so stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them.

More information is provided below about how long cookies from our Site stay in your browser.

The following description sets out more information about the individual cookies we may use on our Site and the purposes for which they are used:

Cookies being used for site users

Cookie Cookie Expiration Cookie Description & Purpose Category
_utma 2 Years These cookies provide us with non-personally identifiable information about your visit to this Site (e.g. the number visits, location from which you visited this Site and the number of pages you visited on this Site). We use this information to improve the presentation and content of this Site. For more information, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners If you wish to disable Google Analytics on your browser please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Category 2
_utmc End of Session
_utmz 6 Months
_utmt 10 Minutes
_utmb 30 Minutes
_ga 2 Years These cookies are used to throttle the request rate and to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in this Site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. For more information, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners If you wish to disable Google Analytics on your browser please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
_gid 24 Hours
_gat 10 Minutes
wordpress_test_cookie End of session WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies. Category 1
cookie_notice_accepted 1 Month Records that cookie notice has been accepted Category 3

Cookie Categories

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

Category 1 cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around this Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site.

Category 2: performance cookies

Category 2 cookies collect information about how visitors use our Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that specifically identifies a visitor. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Site works. Category 2 cookies only collect information about Site usage for our benefit as the Site operator. By using our online service, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3: functionality cookies

Category 3 cookies allow the Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal or customized features. For instance, our Site may be able to provide you with local or regional product information by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of the web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and these cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our online service to set your preferences, you agree that we can place customization cookies on your device.

Configuration of cookie settings – You may refuse our use of cookies at any point in time, either when you start navigating the Site or after having first accepted the cookies. It is sufficient for you to configure your browser settings to limit or exclude the use of cookies, or to delete the cookies that have already been placed on your computer. However, in such case, you might not be able to use certain functionalities of the Site.

Cookie settings can vary from one browser to another. The below hyperlinks provide further guidance on how to disable the use of cookies on your browser, and/or on how to delete cookies:

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari

Furthermore, if you do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

For further information on Google Analytics and its use of cookies, please consult the Google Analytics cookie policy.