Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. We use cookies to store information about how you use our website and to remember any preferences you set.

What Do We Use?

Essentials Cookies

Essential cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our website and enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and they are typically set in response to actions made by you, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms.

These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information and are essential for maintaining the security and integrity of our website. They are usually only set in response to your actions and are necessary for the operation of the site.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not function properly without them. By using our website, you consent to the usage of these essential cookies.

Analytics Cookies

We use analytic tools to collect information about how you use our website, such as what pages you visit, how you got there and what you click on. These cookies do not collect or store any personal information and cannot be used to identify you individually.

We use this information to help us improve the site and ensure that it meets the needs of our customers and other users.

You can turn analytics cookies on and off from our cookies control panel – click on the cog at the bottom left of the screen.

The analytics cookies that we use are:

Name Provider Purpose Expires
_ga User Tracking Cookie (Persistent Cookie) This cookie is used by Google Analytics 4 to distinguish unique users and is stored persistently on the user’s device. It contains a unique identifier assigned to each user, allowing Google Analytics to track user interactions across multiple sessions and devices. The information collected is used for analytics purposes to understand user behavior and improve the website’s performance and user experience. After 2 years
ga Session Cookie This cookie is used by Google Analytics 4 to identify individual user sessions. It is stored temporarily and is deleted once the user closes their web browser or after a period of inactivity. The session cookie helps track user engagement within a single browsing session, including page views, session duration, and other interactions. It does not contain any personally identifiable information and is essential for the proper functioning of Google Analytics. After 2 years
cookie_consent_user_accepted Used to identify when a visitor has accepted the cookie usage. After 2 years
cookie_consent_level Used to store the visitors cookie consent preference. After 2 years
cookie_consent_user_consent_token A token that represents the users consent. After 2 years
_clck Stores user preferences and settings specific to this website. No personal information is stored. After 2 years
_clsk Records multiple page views by a user to improve session management within the website. No personal information is recorded. After 2 years
CLID Marks the first instance of a user’s visit to this website, helping us improve user experience. No personal information is collected. After 2 years
ANONCHK Checks if certain identifiers are transferred for advertising, but we don’t use them for this purpose. Your privacy is respected, and this is always set to 0. After 2 years
MR Controls the refreshing of identifiers for enhanced browsing experience. No personal information is involved. After 1 week
MUID Identifies unique web browsers to enhance advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes. It doesn’t contain personal information. After 2 years
SM Facilitates synchronization of identifiers across our website for improved service delivery. No personal information is shared or stored. After 2 years

Further Information

For more information about how cookies are used, the cookie regulations and how to control cookies, please see Cookies on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website.