Last updated: 3rd October 2019

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

  1. Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our Website.

2. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive.

3. Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device.  Session cookies are deleted from your device when you close your web browser.  Persistent cookies will remain stored on your device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

4. We use the following cookies:

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, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.  Because these cookies are strictly necessary, we do not need to ask for your consent to use them.

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.

5. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table[A1]  below:

Essential Cookies

These cookies will be automatically deployed onto your computer when you use the Website

  Cookie Name     Purpose of Cookie and Information Collected   Cookie Duration
_ga This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to distinguish users 2 years
_gid This is a cookie used by Google Analytics used to distinguish users 24 hours
_gat This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 minute
     
     

6. Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

7. You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please note that 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.