Information About Our Use of Cookies

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 site.

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

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.
  • 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.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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

 

CookieNamePurposeMore Information
Cookie ConsentcatAccCookiesCookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies.
Google Analytics_gaUsed to distinguish users.https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Google Analytics_gatUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Google Analytics_gidUsed to distinguish users.https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Google Analytics_gacContains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Google Analyticsgadwp_wg_default_dimensionThese cookies uses a fraction of the data that is collected by Google Analytics cookies and is used by system administrators.
Google Analyticsgadwp_wg_default_metricThese cookies uses a fraction of the data that is collected by Google Analytics cookies and is used by system administrators.
Google Analyticsgadwp_wg_default_swmetricThese cookies uses a fraction of the data that is collected by Google Analytics cookies and is used by system administrators.
WordPresswordpress_logged_inWordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
WordPresswordpress_secWordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
WordPresswordpress_test_cookieWordPress 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.
WordPresswp-settings-1WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
WordPresswp-settings-time-1WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

 

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.

You 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.