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 cookies“.

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 identity.

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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When an individual first visits our website they will have been presented with a banner confirming that we set cookies, providing them with a link to this cookies policy, and informing the individual that by continuing to browse the website they agree to our use of cookies.

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At any time you can delete and block all cookies from this site. You can delete cookies in most web browsers and you should be able to block cookies by activating the feature on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. The help screen in your browser or computer user manual should tell you how to do this.

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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NameCookie TypeDescriptionPersistence
cookieFunctionalityRemembers the user’s cookie preference2 years
localeFunctionalityRemembers the user’s locale preference1 month
__utmaPerformanceAllows us to see how many visitors come to our site and how often2 years
__utmbPerformanceRecords when a page is closed and is used in conjunction with __utmc to measure how long visitors view our site pages1 hour
__utmcPerformanceRecords when a page is closed and is used in conjunction with __utmb to measure how long visitors view our site pagesRemoved when the browser is closed
__utmzPerformanceNotes 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_FunctionalityUsed by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.Session
_ga & gstaticPerformanceGoogle tag registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.2 years
_gidPerformanceUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rateSession
_frMarketingFacebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party.3 months
vuidPerformanceUsed by Vimeo to collect data on the user’s website, such as which pages have been visited.2 years
pardotMarketingUsed by Pardot to track visitorsSession
doubleclickPerformanceAllows 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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