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In this statement, you will find information about what cookies are, what cookies may be set when you visit this
website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

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What cookies are and how we use them

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your device when you visit a website and
contains information that is transferred to your computer. This information is sent back to the website on each
subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie.

Our websites use cookies in order to offer a more tailored experience in the future, by understanding and
remembering an individual’s particular browsing preferences, and for marketing purposes.

Many cookies on our websites perform essential functions and enable users to move around our websites and use
their features; for example, when users log in to their account, they remember the information in the
account.   We refer to these cookies in this policy as “strictly necessary cookies“.

Other cookies are not essential but they help us understand how our websites are used by visitors, so that we can
improve what we do online. We use analytics tools for this. They look at things like how long our websites take
to load, how they are used, and what information visitors to our sites look at most. This helps us to improve
the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily They also
help identify any parts of our websites that aren’t working as well as they should – so we can fix things and
make our websites better for users. We refer to these cookies in this policy as “performance

Additional cookies allow our websites to recognise you when an individual returns to our websites.  This
enable us to remember choices that they make (such as their user name, language or the region they are in) and
provide enhanced, more personal features.  We refer to these cookies in this policy as
functionality cookies“.

Cookies can also be further categorised depending on if they are session cookies or permanent cookies:

  1. Session cookies: these cookies expire when the individual closes their browser (or if they are inactive for a certain time).
  2. Permanent cookies: these cookies persist even when the browser is closed. They’re used to remember an individual so that they don’t have to re-enter passwords and login information every time they visit a website.

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Internet Advertising

We may display interest-based advertising using information an individual makes available to us when they
interact with our websites, content, or Services. Interest-based ads, which may sometimes be referred to as
personalised or targeted ads, are displayed based on information from activities that the individual undertakes
on our websites, such as transactions, use of devices, apps or software, visiting sites that contain our content
or ads or interacting with our tools.

Cookies enable us to learn about the ads that are viewed, which ads are clicked n, and other actions the
individual may take on our websites and as well as other sites. This allows us to provide more useful and
relevant ads. For example, if we know what ads an individual has already been shown then we can try to avoid
showing them the same ones repeatedly. Any interest based ads that we show on our websites or any other website
are based on information from an individual’s interaction and will not be associated with the individual’s

For further information on how we use any personal information which is collected by our cookies, please see our
Privacy Policy.

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Your Choices

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can set or amend your web browser controls
to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access
to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. To find out more about cookies, including how
to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

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Name Cookie Type Description Persistence
cookie Functionality Remembers the user’s cookie preference 2 years
locale Functionality Remembers the user’s locale preference 1 month
__utma Performance Allows us to see how many visitors come to our site and how often 2 years
__utmb Performance Records when a page is closed and is used in conjunction with __utmc to measure how long
visitors view our site pages
1 hour
__utmc Performance Records when a page is closed and is used in conjunction with __utmb to measure how long
visitors view our site pages
Removed when the browser is closed
__utmz Performance Notes how visitors find our website, for example, whether they come via a search engine,
linked from another website or whether they typed in the web address directly. Also shows the
sequence of pages visitors visit.
6 months
_dc_gtm_ Functionality Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag. Session
_ga & gstatic Performance Google tag registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the
visitor uses the web site.
2 years
_gid Performance Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Session
_fr Marketing Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from
third party.
3 months
vuid Performance Used by Vimeo to collect data on the user’s website, such as which pages have been
2 years
pardot Marketing Used by Pardot to track visitors Session
doubleclick Performance Allows websites and servers to distinguish the browser from other browsers that store
different cookies, and to recognise each browser by its unique cookie ID.

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