Our cookie policy

Last updated: 30 April 2021

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 our site.

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:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
  2. Performance Cookies
  3. Functional Cookies
  4. Targeting Cookies

You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button below:

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the sections below.

To understand how we use personal data, see the Privacy Policy on our website.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies
Purpose
Expiry
__cfduid

Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

See Cloudflare Cookie Policy for more information.

30 days
_mcid

This cookie is set by MailChimp to provide necessary services available through its websites and some of its features, including access to secure areas.

See MailChimp Cookie Statement for more information.

1 year
OptanonAlertBoxClosed

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust.

It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user.

The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.

See OneTrust Cookie Notice for more information.

1 year
OptanonConsent

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust.

It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given.

The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

See OneTrust Cookie Notice for more information.

1 year

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookies
Purpose
Expiry
_gat

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

10 minutes
_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

After session
_ga

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

2 years
_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to distinguish users.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

24 hours

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Cookies
Purpose
Expiry
vuid

These cookies are used by the Vimeo video player on websites.

See Vimeo Cookie Policy for more information.

10 minutes

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookies
Purpose
Expiry
test_cookie

This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to determine if the website visitor's browser supports cookies.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

1 day
YSC

This cookie is set by YouTube. It registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

Session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is set by YouTube. It's used to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

179 days
CONSENT

This cookie is set by YouTube. This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

6099 days

Third Party Cookies

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.