Last updated: 25th May 2018
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary 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, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/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).
- Targeting 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 website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Cookie Name | Vendor | Purpose
|_ga||A Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users and sessions.||2 years|
|__gat||A Google Analytics cookie used to determine new sessions / visits.||1 minute|
|__gid||A Google Analytics cookie used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.||24 hours|
|DYNSRV||n/a||DYNSRV cookie is added by our load balancer to track which web server to send the visitor to. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website.
This is an essential cookie to the operation of the site that is always set by the load balancer and does not store any personal information.
|__cfduid||Cloudflare||The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.||Up to 5 years|
|doubleclick.net||DoubleClick Ad Exchange||A legitimate advertising service, owned by Google, that website publishers use to generate revenue on their sites through ‘behavioural targeted’ display adverts. Doubleclick lets advertisers control how often an ad is shown to a browser, how long it is shown for and how often it will appear.||(Please see )|
- Google Analytics
- Google Double Click
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More information for your reference can be found here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
The cookies in use on our site have a range of expiry from closing of the web browser up to five years.
 DoubleClick: DoubleClick Cookie enables Google and other third party vendors to serve targeted advertising (based on your prior visits to our Website and/or other sites on the Internet). These ads may be shown on websites of Google and/or other publishers participating in the Google advertising network. You can manage your preferences and opt-out of Google’s interest-based ads in your Google Ads Setting: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
Last updated: 25th May 2018