Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. The term ‘cookies’ can be used inter-changeably with other terms such as pixels, snippets which are all used to track individuals on our website.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly essential cookies. These are cookies that are absolutely necessary for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensure basic functionalities and security features and do not store any personal information. The lawful basis for the use of these essential cookies is recorded as legitimate interests.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works; ensuring that users are able to find what they are looking for easily.
  • Functional cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Advertising 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 advertising and marketing campaigns more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • To find out more on cookies generally and about how to restrict or block the cookies this site uses, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Information about our use of cookies

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 your experience.

Upon entry to our website, a cookie banner will be displayed asking for your consent to the use of cookies. We use this express consent as the lawful basis for the use of cookies in addition to those that are essential for basic website functionality.

You will have the option to individually manage your cookie settings across the Analytics, Functional and Advertising categories. You will have the opportunity to revisit your preferences at any time and amend your consent, through the use of our cookie settings tool. Note: when using an incognito or private browsing session, your cookie preferences are unlikely to be remembered and you will likely be asked to provide your consent on your next visit to our website.

This information provides statistical data about our visitors browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

In summary, the cookies we use enable us:

  • To estimate our general audience size and how they use our Website.
  • To recognise you when you return to our Website.
  • To store information about your preferences to allow us to customise our Website according to your particulars.
  • Upon receiving your consent, we will also permit the Google Analytics service to collect cookies during the time you use our Website. In summary, these cookies will enable us to:
  • Track the first and last pages you visit and your total number of visits to the Website.
  • Track how long you spend on any page existing within our Website.
  • Track how long you have been visiting the Website.
  • Track how you came to access the Website including any keyword searches, search engine information or referrer.

Managing cookies within your internet browser:

Managing cookies in Mozilla Firefox:

  • In the browser, choose Firefox (or ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window) and select Options
  • Click the Privacy tab
  • Check the box labelled ‘Accept cookies from sites’ to enable to cookies, or uncheck it to disable cookies
  • Click OK

Managing cookies in Safari:

  • From the Safari menu (Mac) or Edit menu (Windows), click Preferences
  • From the Security dialog box > Accept Cookies, to enable cookies click to select ‘Always’, or click to select ‘Never’ to disable cookies.
  • Click Close

Managing cookies in Google Chrome

  • Click the ‘wrench’ icon
  • Click Options
  • Select the ‘Under the Hood’ tab
  • Under ‘Cookie Settings’ select ‘Allow all cookies’ from the drop-down to enable cookies, or ‘Block all cookies’ to disable cookies.
  • Click ‘Close’

This website uses the following cookies:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
Analytics
_vis_opt_s13 months 8 daysThis cookie is set by Visual Website Optimiser and is used to detect if the user is new or returning to a particular campaign.
_vwo_uuid110 yearsThis cookie generates a unique ID for every visitor and is used for the report segmentation feature in VWO. Also, this cookie allows you to view data in a more refined manner. If you have the campaign running on multiple domains, you will notice campaign-specific UUID values.
_vwo_ds11 monthThis cookie is set by the provider Visual Website Optimiser. This cookie is used for collecting information on how visitors interact with the pages on website.
_vwo_sn130 minutesThis cookie is set by the provider Visual Website Optimiser. This cookie is used for collecting information on how visitors interact with the pages on website. It collects statistical data such as number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages haves been read.
YSC1sessionThis cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.
_vwo_uuid_v211 yearThis cookie is set by Visual Website Optimiser and is used to measure the performance of different versions of web pages.
_ga12 yearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gid11 dayThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_gat_UA-159174638-101 minuteThis cookie is set by Google Analytics.
_gat_gtag_UA_56222354_101 minuteThis cookie is set by Google Tag Manager to throttle the request rate.
Functional
_vis_opt_test_cookie1sessionThis cookie is set by Visual Website Optimiser and is a session cookie generated to detect if the cookies are enabled on the browser of the user or not.
slidingtabs0sessionNo description
Advertising
IDE11 year 24 daysUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE15 months 27 daysThis cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
test_cookie011 monthsThis cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.
Essential
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics11 yearThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent WordPress Plugin. The cookie is used to remember the user consent for the cookies under the category "Analytics".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-other11 yearNo description
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional11 yearThis cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance11 yearThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement11 yearThis cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Advertisement".
CONSENT016 years 10 months 12 days 6 hoursStores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
viewed_cookie_policy011 monthsThis cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non Necessary".