What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a small text file that’s stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app. Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed and the time spent at our website.
We use the following cookies on our website:
Category 1: 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.
Category 2: 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.
Category 3: 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).
Category 4: 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 They may be used by us and our partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites and to help deliver targeted ads.
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||Category||Purpose||More information|
|Session ID Cookie||1||Standard ASP.NET cookie containing the user’s session ID.||Expires as soon as user navigates away.|
|Authentication Cookie||1||Used to store whether or not the user is logged in.||Expires as soon as user navigates away.|
|Culture Cookie||2||Utilised to store the users CMS culture.||Type: Culture Code, Expires: 1 year.|
|Visitor Status Cookie||2||Sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits).||Type: Integer, Expires: 1 year.|
|Current Visit Status Cookie||2||Sets the current visit status (throughout current day).||Type: Integer, Expires: 23 hours.|
|URL Referrer Cookie||2||User URL referrer. Remembers the page the user last visited.||Type: Url String, Expires: 1 day.|
|Form State Cookie||2||Utilised for a check if the form state needs to be restored. Decides if the submitted fields in the form should be repopulated.||Fields in the form should be repopulated. Type: Integer - ID, Expires: 10 minutes.|
|Google Analytics||2||Utilised by Google Analytics to track visitor’s data on the website.||http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies|
|CurrentTheme||3||Sets the current chosen theme||Type: Integer - ID, Expires: 23 hours.|
|VisitorStatus||3||Sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits).||Type: Integer - ID, 1 year.|
|Age-gate||3||Used to prevent age gate showing after dismissal||1 month|
|Accept-cookies||3||Used to prevent cookie showing after dismissal||1 month|
|Marketing||3||Used to prevent marketing modal appearing on subsequent page views||Session|
|Facebook.com||4||Supports targetted advertising||https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/|
If you do not consent to cookies being placed, you must notify us of the cookies to which you do not consent.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 24 months.