Why we use cookies

Our  website uses cookies to distinguish you from other visitors of our  website in order to provide increased functionality and service. This  not only helps us to provide you with a better experience, but also to  help us improve our website and services.

Unless you  have adjusted your web browser settings (if and where possible) to  refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our  website or related online services. However in doing so, you may find  that certain functionality or services may be impaired or unavailable to  you.

The cookies we use only contain anonymous information to improve the services we offer, and do not contain personal information.

It  is also important to point out that not all cookies used by this  website are created by us. These cookies (referred to as third party  cookies) are covered below.

What cookies do we use?

The cookies we use are generally only to provide functionality or analytical services.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow us to remember your cookies policy choice and remind the browser to keep essential files to improve the website loading speed.

Cookie nameWhat it does
cookie_noticed_acceptedThis cookie helps us determine the user accepted our cookies policy previouly on our website.
__cfduidThis cookie helps on speed loading content.

Analytical cookies

These  cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our  website, discover how visitors move around our website, and to track the  content that visitors view and are interested in. This helps us to  tailor the content we provide and make sure we offer more of what our  visitors want, and less of what they don’t want. Without this  information we would have to rely on you, the visitor, contacting us and  letting us know if you don’t like something, or if you want to see more  of a particular type of content. Analytics does this automatically, all  without personally identifying who you are.

What analytical cookies do we use?

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google,  to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Cookie nameWhat it does
_utmaThis cookie helps us determine the number of unique visitors to our website.
_utmzThis  cookie helps us determine the referral method for people visiting our  website. This helps us to analyse the traffic arriving at our      website and to determine which are the most popular routes (e.g. direct,  search engine search, email link).
_utmbWe  use this Google Analytics cookie to help us to record the length of  individual sessions from our users on our website. Each time you move to  a new page within our website within 30 minutes of arriving the cookie  updates so that we know that you are still actively using our website  within a single session.
_utmcSimilar to _utmb, we use this Google Analytics cookie to help us record the length of individual sessions on our website.
AddThisAddThis  is an online service to track which social networking options you use.  This information is only used to identify which are the most popular document networking tools, and how many people may like our content.
Uid/uvcFeatures for sharing via social media (Facebook, Twitter etc). AddThis track visitors who use any of their features.

From time to time we may embed photos or video content from websites such as  Flickr or YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page containing these items you may be presented with cookies from these websites.

We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information on their cookies usage or privacy policies.

Sharing tools

On a lot of our pages you will see sharing buttons which enable you to easily share content with your friends through the most common social networks. When you click on any of these links, a cookie may be set by the social network you have chosen to use. As with embedded content, we do not control these cookies, so always check with your chosen social network for more information.

I want to know more…

You can find out more about cookies, including how to disable/enable them at the following website: www.aboutcookies.org

You can also choose to block most cookies by configuring the settings in your web browser. However, if you use your browser to block all cookies  (including the essential ones our website requires) you may not be able to access all parts of our website, or you may find that particular functionality is reduced or missing. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our website will issue cookies as soon as you visit it.

If you are trying to delete or disable cookies on your mobile phones, tablets, or any other internet-enabled devices, please refer to the manual that was provided with it, or to the device manufacturer’s website.