Cookies, Web Browsing and Cookie Preferences Management
When you visit our website, we may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is used to make the site work as you expect it to and give you a more personalised web experience. The information does not always directly identify you, for example, our analytics and performance cookies are aggregated and anonymised. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies.
Click on the different category headings below to find out more. You can change your default settings very easily. To turn cookies on, click the button to the right. To turn cookies off, click the button to the left.
You can use our websites with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled in your web browser.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
|__RequestVerificationToken||0||This is an anti-forgery cookie to stop unauthorised posting of content to the website.|
|OptanonConsent||0||This cookie required for the OneTrust cookie consent banner.|
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed||0||This cookie required for the OneTrust cookie consent banner.|
Enhanced Functionality Cookies
These are cookies that are present to support site functionality that is visible or advantageous to the user or their experience of the site, they enable websites to remember choices and provide a more personalized experience.
|vuid||2 years||This a Vimeo cookie to allow the hosting and sharing of videos.|
Site Analytics and Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
|_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn||0||This is a Google Analytics cookie that contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to, to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.|
|_ga||2 Years||This is a Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish unique users.|
|_gid||1 day||This is a Google Analytics cookie used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing.|
|_gclxxxx||90 days||This is a Google conversion tracking cookie.|
|_gali||This is a Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish unique users.|
Marketing and Advertising Cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
|_fbp||90 days||This is Facebook cookie to deliver a series of advertisements.|
|__qca||1 year 27 days||This is a cookie usually associated with Quantcast, a digital advertising company. They provide website rankings, and the data they collect is also used for audience segmentation and targeted advertising.|
|test_cookie||0||This is a Doubleclick (Google) cookie to determine if the website visitor's browser supports cookies.|
|IDE||1 year 25 days||This a Doubleclick (Google) cookie used to recognise users for the purpose of conversion tracking and targeted advertising.|
|xtc||13 months||This cookie is from the Addthis widget and is used to collect behavioural data from website users who share content over social channels, to generate usage trends and improve the relevance of their services and advertising.|
|uvc||13 months||This cookie tracks how often a user interacts with the AddThis widget, to share content over social media channels.|
|loc||13 months||This cookie from the AddThis widget stores the visitors location, when they share content over social media channels.|
|__atrfs||0||This cookie from the AddThis widget is used to collect behavioural data from website users who share content over social media channels, which can be used by a third-party advertising agency.|
|__atuvs||0||This is an AddThis cookie which enables visitors to share content over social media channels using their widget.|
|__atuvc||13 months||This is an AddThis cookie which enables visitors to share content over social media channels using their widget.|
|GPS||0||This is a YouTube cookie which collects user data through videos embedded in the website and aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.|
|YSC||0||This is a YouTube cookie and is set to track views of embedded videos.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||180 days||This is a YouTube cookie and estimates the user bandwith to improve deliverability of videos.|
|lang||0||This is a cookie from LinkedIn to gain insight into types of users on the website based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.|
|lang||0||This is a cookie from LinkedIn and is associated with their content sharing button on webpages.|
|fr||90 days||This is a Facebook cookie that contains a combination of browser and user unique ID information, used for targeted advertising.|
Cookie Management and Your Preferences
When you access our web site, you are presented with a statement of our cookie usage and you have two options, to ‘Accept All’ and give permission for all cookies to load on to your browser and device, or to ‘Manage My Preferences’, which allows you to select which cookies you wish to keep off , switch off or indeed, switch on.
You can delete the cookies stored on your device or alternatively you can change your privacy settings on your browser via the following links:
- Opens in new windowMicrosoft Internet Explorer
- Open the 'Menu' (icon) on the toolbar
- Choose 'Settings'
- Open 'Advanced Settings'
- Go to the 'Privacy' section and click on 'Content Settings'
- In the 'Cookies' section, you can choose how cookies are used when you browse using Chrome.
- Open the 'Edit' menu
- Choose 'Preferences'
- Open 'Privacy & Security'
- Choose 'Cookies'.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Open the 'Tools' menu
- Select 'Internet Options'
- Open the 'Security' tab
- Choose the 'Internet' zone
- Identify the security level 'High' for this zone
- Click 'OK'.