Last updated: 22 January 2020
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent by your web browser by websites you visit and placed on your system hard drive. They allow web applications or a third party to recognise you, make your next visit easier and be more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.
When you use and access the Website, we will place a number of cookie files on your system.
We use both session and persistent cookies on our Website and we use different types of cookies to run the Website:
Essential cookies are required for our Website to function correctly. As such, they will be set when you visit our Website regardless of whether or not you choose to accept the use of our cookies.
We use a cookie called PHPSESSID to store and identify your unique user session ID on the Website. This cookie is native to PHP applications. It is a session cookie that is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
We use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
We use a persistent cookie called cookies_allowed to store your choice of acceptance of cookies on our Website.
In addition to our own cookies, we use third-party cookies on our Website:
We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors use our Website. Google Analytics sets persistent cookies on your system to allow you and your interactions with our Website to be identified. This data is aggregated to provide us with reports on overall site usage.
Embedded content from and links to other websites
Our Website also contains links to our social media accounts and other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites.
Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst using the embedded content or visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by our cookie and privacy statements.
Your choices regarding cookies
If you accept the use of our cookies, you may remove them from your system in your browser settings. Only essential cookies that allow the website to work correctly will be set if you decline the use of our cookies.
Please note, however, that if you delete or decline the use of our cookies, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences and some of our pages might not display properly.
More information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies at the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/