Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies (collectively referred to here as "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 website.

This Cookie Policy sets out information on our use of cookies and is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below.

  1. What is a Cookie?
  2. Types of Cookies Used
  3. Google Analytics
  4. Changing Your Cookie Settings
  5. Contact us

What is a Cookie?

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 may use cookies to collect the following types of technical information:

  • IP address, details of your visits to our website, including traffic data, time zone setting, geographic data, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, computer type and similar fields recorded in security and access logs and the resources that you access and use on our website.

Types of Cookies Used

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical or performance cookies: These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, direct you to relevant information on our website and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visits to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the information displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

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

Cookie Name

Purpose

More information

_ga

This is a performance cookie used to distinguish unique users

Expiration time is 2 years

_gid

This is a performance cookie used to store and update a unique value for each page visited and to distinguish users

Expiration time is 24 hours

_gat

This is a performance cookie used to throttle the request rate in order to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites

Expiration time is 1 minute

amp_token

This is a performance cookie used to retrieve a client ID from AMP Client ID service

Expiration time is up to 1 year

_gac_<property-id>

This cookie contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.

Expiration time is 90 days

_l3h_allowcookies

_l3h_allowcookies_input

These cookies are used to indicate your consent to receive cookies

If you consent to receive cookies, this cookie will expire in 5 years. Where you do not accept cookies, this will expire in 30 days

Google Analytics

We also use Google Analytics on our website which is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google uses the information collected to track and examine the use of our website, to prepare reports on their activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the information collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy:

Changing Your Cookie Settings

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.

If you would like further information about cookies the following are some useful resources that provide detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how you can manage your cookie preferences: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Contact us

Please Contact Us if you have questions, comments and requests regarding this Cookie Policy.