Cookie Policy

In addition to the information which you supply to us, information and data may be automatically collected through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files employed on the Site to recognise repeat users and allow us to observe behaviour and compile aggregate data in order to improve the Site for you. For example, cookies will tell us whether you viewed the Site with sound or with text on your last visit. Cookies also allow us to count the number of unique and return visitors to our Site.  Some of our associated companies may themselves use cookies on their own websites. We have no access to, or control of these cookies, should this occur.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the 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.

The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of the Site, but that for all others we need your permission to do so.

The list below explains the cookies we use and why:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to optimise the website. For complete information about Google Analytics cookies, visit the official Google Analytics page. The cookies our website uses from Google Analytics are listed below.

_ga

Lasts 2 years. Used to distinguish users.

_gid

Lasts 24 hours. Used to distinguish users.

_gat

Lasts 1 minute. Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

AMP_TOKEN

Lasts 30 seconds to 1 year. Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

_gac_<property-id>

Lasts 90 days. Contains campaign related information for the user. 

Session Cookies

We use cookies that store non-identifiable data to facilitate basic functionality of the website. These are as follows:

cookieconsent_status

Lasts one year. Remembers whether you have consented to allow the website to use cookies.

dashboardSession

Lasts until the tab or browser has been closed. Stores a randomly generated session id that is used to determine whether you are currently logged in to the website.

Controlling the use of cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you do not wish to receive cookies from us or any other website, you should be able to turn cookies off on your web browser: please follow your browser provider’s instruction in order to do so.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept liability for any malfunctioning of your PC or its installed web browser as a result of any attempt to turn off cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.