What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are designed to store information on your computer. A cookie file is created when you use our website and is processed by the software of your computer. The resulting text file is placed on your computer and it is accessed by your web browser when you visit the website that originally created the cookie.

Types of CookiesThe cookies described below are used to improve our website and do not contain any personal information that would allow us to identify you (such as your name or other contact details).

These are the cookies that may be used during your visit to the website:

Analytics cookies: these 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 can find what they are looking for easily.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Name Type Purpose Expiry
_ga analytics Google Analytics (GA) cookie. Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid analytics GA cookie. Used to distinguish users. 1 minute
_gat analytics GA cookie. Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>. 1 minute

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also have access to these cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical cookies.

How to disable cookies

You can block 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. Information on how to remove cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this cookie policy, or how we handle your personal information, please email [email protected].