Cookie policy

Information about Our Use of Cookies

‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information stored on the hard drive of a user’s computer which contain information about the user.

The information is used to track a visitor’s use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. 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. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

We may store information about your user preferences (e.g. preferred text sixe) using cookies which we can access when you visit our website in the future. We do this to help enhance your interaction with our website.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can find out more about this on the website AboutCookies.org.

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. [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 may include analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.]

We use the following cookies:

1.1 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.

1.2 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.

1.3 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).

1.4 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 and how long they are present in the details below:

_dc_gtm_UA-4263316-1
10 minutes
Google Tag Manager
Used to help identify the visitors by demographic or by interests.

DoubleClick. _ga
2 years
Google Analytics
Used to distinguish users.

_gid
24 hours
Google Analytics
Used to distinguish users.

_uetsid
30 minutes
Microsoft Bing Ads Universal Event Tracking
Used to help identify the visitors by demographic or interests.

_vwo_uuid_v2
24 hours
Created by Visual Web Optimiser
This cookie generates a unique ID for every visitor and is used for the report segmentation feature in VWO. It also allows you to view data in a more refined manner. If you have a test running on multiple domains, you will notice test-specific UUID values.

ASP.NET_SessionId
At end of session
This is a cookie which is used to identify the users session on the server. The session being an area on the server which can be used to store data in between http requests.

__atuvc
1 year
AddThis
Cookie used for social interaction buttons.

_hjIncludedInSample
At end of session
Hotjar cookie
This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.