COOKIE POLICY

What is a cookie? 

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the sites. 

Further information on cookies can be found at: https://wikis.ec.europa.eu/display/WEBGUIDE/04.+Cookies and https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/guidance-on-the-use-of-cookies-and-similar-technologies/

 

Use of cookies on our websites 

When you visit our sites, we may use one or more cookies to make our sites easier for you to use and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our sites, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the amount of time you spend on the website. You can remove or block cookies using your settings in most browsers, but if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use some of the features offered on our sites 

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Expiration Time What is it used for?
__cfduid 1 year Our content delivery network - Cloudflare - primarily uses this cookie for detecting bots on the web. Malicious bots may disrupt a service that has been explicitly requested by an end user (through DDoS attacks) or compromise the security of a user's account (e.g. through brute force password cracking or credential stuffing, among others).
_ga 2 years Set by Google Analytics to help identify individual user behaviour on site. No personal information is gathered but useful data enabling us to ensure we are giving visitors the best possible experience is reported.
_gid 24 hours Set by Google Analytics to help identify individual user behaviour on site. No personal information is gathered but useful data enabling us to ensure we are giving visitors the best possible experience is reported.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request Google Analytics rate.
CookieControl 90 days We use this to record your cookie usage preferences on this website.

 

How do I change my cookie settings? 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, click on the following links: 

Google Chrome 
Microsoft Edge 
Mozilla Firefox 
Microsoft Internet Explorer 
Opera 
Apple Safari 

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

You can also change settings for this site by clicking on the gear icon in the bottom left corner of this window.