What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

Why do we use cookies?

The cookies placed on your browser enable us to ensure successful operation of all the functions of this website and analyse site visits in order to be able to continuously improve user experience.

This website loads two kinds of cookies:

  • Google analytics cookies – Cookie loaded by Google that enables us to analyse traffic on our website. We use this data to improve user experience of the website.
  • Social cookies – Cookies loaded by Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin. These cookies enable you to share content directly to your social media profiles.

This website uses the following cookies

Cookie name Provider Expiry Purpose
_ga Google Analytics Two years Used to distinguish users.
_utma Google Analytics Two years This cookie is used to track the user’s number of visits and the times of the first and the last visit.
_utmb Google Analytics 30 minutes This cookie is used to determine the length of the visit and the time when the session started.
_utmc Google Analytics End of session This cookie tracks the length of the visit.
_utmz Google Analytics Six months This cookie keeps track of where the user came from, what search engine and keyword were used, and the user’s geographical location at the time of accessing this website.
_utmv Google Analytics Two years This cookie is used to analyse custom user segments.
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