Cookies

What are they?

A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your device so that the website can remember who you are.

We use cookies to help you navigate our website efficiently and to perform certain functions, including site traffic analysis. Cookies may also recognize you on your next log-in and offer you content tailored to your preferences and interests. Cookies do not compromise the security of a website.

Some cookies can collect personal information, including information you disclose like your username, or where cookies track you to deliver more relevant advertising content. For further details on how we use your personal information, please see our Privacy Policy.

There are two types of cookies on our sites – “session” cookies that are temporary cookies that remain on your browser only while you’re on our site, and “persistent” cookies, that remain on your browser for much longer.

Do I want to stop them? 

Many cookies are used to enhance the usability or functionality of a website; therefore disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of this website. We explain the cookies we use in the table below and give you a button by which you can block the optional cookies.

If you do not make either choice then you will be treated as having accepted all cookies on this site. You can change your mind in subsequent visits and use the buttons below to change your cookie status for our site.

If you wish to restrict or block all the cookies which are set by our website (which as we say may prevent you from using certain parts of the site), or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. For more information go to www.aboutcookies.org

How to change the Cookies through my Internet browser? 

The settings from the Internet browsers are usually programmed by default to accept Cookies, but you can easily adjust it by changing the settings of your browser. However, if you choose to disable the Cookies on your browser, you might not be able to benefit from all the functionalities offered by our websites. For more information on the setting of Cookies, please consult the following links:

About Cookies
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For Opera: View

Which cookies are being used on this site? 

We use four different types of cookies on this site – those that are strictly necessary for the website to function, functionality cookies, performance/analytics cookies, and targeted/advertising cookies.

Strictly Necessary cookies: These are cookies that are essential for our website to work correctly. They may be required for system administration, to prevent fraudulent activity, or for a shopping cart function. These cookies cannot be switched off.

Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance and simplify your user experience. For example, they may remember information about previous choices you have made, remember your password, or allow video or social media content to be properly viewed on the website. You can opt out of functionality cookies using the function below.

Analytics and Performance cookies: These are used for internal purposes to help us understand how you interact with our site, so we can provide you with an improved user experience e.g. to assess the performance of our website, or to test different design ideas for the website. We may work with third parties to perform these services for us, so these cookies may be set by a third party. You can opt out of these cookies using the function below.

Targeting and advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver relevant and tailored content (including advertising content) to you, and also to evaluate the effectiveness of that content. This content may be delivered on our websites, or on a third party website. We often work with third parties to deliver this content, so some of these cookies may be set by a third party. You can opt out of them using the function below. You can also opt out of targeted advertising by clicking on the “Ad Choices” logo on our advertising, or at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. Note however by opting out of these cookies you do not opt out of receiving advertising content altogether; you will instead receive general content that does not take into account your interests and preferences.

We also use web beacons in combination with cookies.

Where we work with third parties, they may set cookies to deliver the services that they are providing (e.g. tailored advertising). We make every effort to identify these cookies and detail them below, so that you can choose to opt out.

There may be additional cookies managed by third parties, for example: Social Media Networks and Third Party Content. On our website we may use social networking icons and sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, or click on a social network icon that takes you to a that social network, you will be presented with third party cookies from Youtube or that site as applicable. We do not control these cookies and you need to check with the applicable third party website for more information.

All cookies used on this website are detailed below

Cookie Cookie’sIdentification Purposeofthecookie
SessionID(necessary) ASP.NET_SessionId Contains an anonymous unique identifier used during your previous visit to authenticate andpersonalisethe content of this website. This cookie remains on your computer after the session has closed.
BannerAcceptanceCookie (compulsory) vtAcceptCookies Records if you have accepted the use of cookies on the website. It does not contain any user information. It collects information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier.
UserAuthentication(optional) UserAuthentication Contains your country code and an anonymous unique identifier used during your previous visit topersonalisethe content of this website. This cookie remains on your computer after the session has closed.
GoogleTagManager (optional) _55 This cookie allows us to measure traffic and users browsingbehaviourand better understand the results of our online advertising and social media channels. It collects information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier.This cookie remainon your computer after the session has finished.
GoogleAnalytics _utma
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This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our website. It is placed on the site by Google, Inc an American Corporation. It collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited on the site. This information is then used by Google to make reports for us and to help us improve the site. These cookies remain on your computer after the session has finished. For more information visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
GoogleAdWords(optional) PREF
HSID
APISID
SSID
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These cookies are used to track orders that were generated by searching activities on Google or on the Google Display Network Board. They collect information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. These cookies remain on your computer after the session has finished. For more information visit: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.
AdWordsRemarketing(optional) google_dynamic_remarketing This cookie enables us to show youadvertson Google search results and Google Display Network, based on your visit to our website.Thiscookieremainsonyourcomputerfor30days.
Social Media Addthis.com This cookie is set up byAddThiscompany. This cookie provides the social media sharing buttons on our site which allows you the share content from our site on social media platforms.
Doubleclick(optional) DoubleclickCookie This cookie ensures that you can see offers on carefully selected third party websites after you have left the site.
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Changes to our privacy policy 

Any changes we may make to our Privacy and Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Last updated: September 2016