This policy describes what cookies are, how we use them and how you can manage the cookies on your browser.
What Cookies are
Cookies are small pieces of data, usually text files, that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are used widely in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of how visitors interact with their website.
Some cookies are essential for our website to function correctly. Other cookies are ‘optional’. These ‘optional’ cookies are commonly referred to as ‘analytics cookies’ and provide us with information about your interaction with our website, for example to recognise your web browser, tell us how and when you visit our website. Collecting this information from our website visitors enables us to analyse trends and improve our website and the experience of our visitors.
You can visit our website without using our analytics cookies. However, you cannot switch off our essential cookies or our website may not work. We won’t set any optional cookies unless you enable them.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Establishing your cookie preference||viewed_cookie_policy||Essential – Functional||1 year||This is the primary cookie that records whether you have given consent for the usage of the cookies upon accept and reject. It doesn’t track any personal data and is set only upon the user selection being set.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary / cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||Essential – Functional||1 year||Records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||Essential – Functional||1 year||Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|Google Analytics Cookies||_ga||Optional – Performance||2 years|
The Google Analytics cookies are all third-party cookies provided to us by Google.
These cookies give your web browser a uniqueID so that we can collect information about how each visitor uses our website. We use the information to compile reports to look at trends and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, for example the data tells us the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages of our website they visited.
|_gat||Optional – Performance||24 hours|
|_gid||Optional – Performance||1 minute|
|Essential – Functional||Session|
These Windows Azure cookies are third party cookies used by the Windows Azure cloud platform, which is where we host our website. These third party cookies are essential to the function of our website.
The cookies are used for load balancing, which is the technical term for ensuring that no single resource which supports the website is overloaded at any one time. This is necessary to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your webpage to ensure that any change made to your settings takes effect.
Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Further information on how to manage cookies on popular browsers is provided via the links below:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.