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Cookie notice

Introduction

Our website uses cookies. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Mandatory cookies are used to

  • increase the page speed of our website
  • protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally

Functional cookies are used to

  • remember settings you have applied such as layout, language, or preferences
  • enable certain functionalities on the website such as embedding videos

Performance cookies (Audience Measurement) are used to  

  • provide statistics on how our website is used
  • detect any errors that occur
  • test different designs of our website

Targeting/Marketing/Personalization cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. We use them to

  • link to social networks like Facebook, which may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites
  • provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in


Here is a list of some cookies installed on our website:

  • PHP
    • Purpose: Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general-purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables.
    • Type: Mandatory
  • Google Analytics
    • Purpose: This is an Audience Measurement Tool. It provides statistics on how the website is used. 
    • Type: Performance
    • More information
  • DoubleClick
    • Purpose: The Google ad publishing and distribution network.
    • Type: Targeting/Marketing/Personalization
    • More information
  • Google
    • Purpose: Google cookies track the effectiveness of Google advertising campaigns. These cookies may also gather data that can be used to show you more relevant advertising on Google platforms.
    • Type: Targeting/Marketing/Personalization
    • More information
  • Facebook
    • Purpose: Social networking service that collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for Facebook's own tracking and targeting.
    • Type: Targeting/Marketing/Personalization
    • More information
  • Youtube
    • Purpose: YouTube cookies are used to track your engagement with YouTube videos on this site. These cookies may also gather data that can be used to show you more relevant advertising on Google platforms.
    • Type: Targeting/Marketing/Personalization
    • More information

Cookie preferences

You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by visiting the Cookie Settings or you can block the use of cookies by activating the settings in your browser (http://www.allaboutcookies.org/).
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this Notice. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and any new additional information.