Cookies

Information about our use of cookies

This Cookies Policy describes the way in which cookies are used on our website and how you can enable or disable cookies. In particular, it covers the following:

  • What is a cookie?

    • Types of cookies:
    • Essential cookies
    • Performance cookies
    • Functionality cookies
    • Advertising cookies
    • Third party cookies
  • Managing cookies

    • What happens if I don't allow cookies?
    • How do I disable/enable cookies?
    • How do I disable/enable third party cookies?

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a computer, tablet or mobile when you browse the Internet so that computer, tablet or mobile ("device") can be recognised at a later time. Cookies placed by us, our commercial partners or other third parties when you visit this website do not recognise you personally as an individual; they only recognise the device you are using. Cookies allow for several important features on the website, for instance, they allow you to return to pages that you have searched. They also help to keep the website secure, remember your preferences and personalise content on the website so that it is more relevant to you. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Types of cookies

We use the following cookies:

  • Essential 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. Without these cookies, we would not be able to provide the services available from this website.
  • 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). They may also be used to actually provide the services you have requested (e.g. watching a video). These cookies cannot tell us how you move around other websites, just this website.
  • Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • Third party cookies (i.e. cookies that we do not place on your device)

When you visit this website, some cookies will not be placed by us but will be placed by third parties. For example, if you click on a third party's advertisement that appears on the website (i.e. that is advertising a product that is not sold by us), that third party may place cookies on your device. We have a business relationship with these third parties but we do not place the cookies. We would therefore suggest that you look at those third parties' websites for more information about the cookies they place and how you can manage them.

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

Cookie: ASPXANONYMOUS
Purpose: This cookie is essential for our website. It enables the site to maintain an anonymous user-id to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves.
More information: Microsoft web httprequest

Cookie: ASP.NET_SessionId
Purpose: This enables the site to maintain a session ID to track unique users within a session.

Cookie: .ASPXROLES
Purpose: This enables the site to maintain a session for logged-in users.

Cookie: .EPiServerLogin
Purpose: This enables the site to maintain a session for logged-in users.

Cookie: __utma
Purpose: This cookie is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.
More information: http://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/__utma

Cookie: __utmb
Purpose: This cookie is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enable us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.
More information: http://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/__utmb

Cookie: __utmc
Purpose: This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin.
More information: http://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/__utmc

Cookie: __utmz
Purpose: This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables us to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site.
More information: http://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/__utmz

Cookie: PREF
Purpose: This cookie enable us to store your preferences and other information, in particular your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

Cookie: NID
Purpose: This is the Google cookie used for advertising on non-Google website.
More information: Google Policy Link

Cookie: GAPS
Purpose: This cookie is used by Google to track usage of their products and services such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Translate.

Cookie: ssh, sshs
Purpose: It stores your favourite preferences. It is also used for optimizing sharing settings for the user.

Cookie: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC
Purpose: The VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube cookie attempts to estimate your bandwidth. Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes.

Cookie: dkv
Purpose: This cookie is been set by YouTube to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
More information: http://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookie/1774887

Cookie: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, player
Purpose: Cookies are used to store preferences on the videos.
More information: See more at: Vimeo Privacy Link

Managing Cookies

If cookies aren't enabled on your computer, tablet or mobile ("device"), your experience on the website may be limited, for instance, you may not be able to browse fully.

You can 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.

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