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This policy sets out information in relation to our use of cookies on our website. For more information on our privacy practices, our privacy notice can be found here 

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. Cookies allow website owners to collect useful information and are required for a number of functions to make websites work effectively (and more efficiently).  

What cookies do we use? 
Our website uses 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 site. 

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. 
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise 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 recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). 
    • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit 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 advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. [We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.] 

    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   Expiry 
    _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site. Source: https://www.googletagmanager.com 2 years
    _gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. Source: https://www.googletagmanager.com 1 day
    _gid Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. Source: https://www.googletagmanager.com E1 day
    collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and beh avior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Source: https://www.google-analytics.com Session