Our Cookie Policy

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. We use cookies and other online tracking devices such as action tags, single-pixel gifs on this website to:

  • recognise you whenever you visit this website;
  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests;
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally. In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it (eg by completing an online form)

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.

Consent

There is a notice on all pages which describes how we use cookies and which also provides a link to our website privacy policy. If you use this website after this notification has been displayed to you, we will assume that you consent to our use of cookies for the purposes described in this website cookie policy and our website privacy policy.

Third-party cookies

We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example eg Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Adobe Flashplayer which we use to display video content. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information in the table below.

Description of cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Name of cookie Owner Purpose for the cookie
_ga Universal Analytics (Google) These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website
_gali Universal Analytics (Google) We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.
_gat_UA-65765096-1 Universal Analytics (Google) The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
_gid Universal Analytics (Google) Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data - https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
exp_csrf_token CMS This cookie protects against Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
exp_tracker CMS End of session. Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.
exp_last_activity CMS Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.
exp_last_visit CMS Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for logged in members.
exp_publisher_tracker CMS These cookies are set and used by the Publisher add-on, which handles the mutli-language functionality of the site. They allow users to change the language they are viewing the site in.
exp_publisher_site_prev_language CMS These cookies are set and used by the Publisher add-on, which handles the mutli-language functionality of the site. They allow users to change the language they are viewing the site in.
exp_publisher_site_language CMS These cookies are set and used by the Publisher add-on, which handles the mutli-language functionality of the site. They allow users to change the language they are viewing the site in.
cb-enabled-new CMS Indicates whether the user has hidden the consent for cookies to be set.

 

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.