Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic patterns and record information about your online preferences. This website in its current state uses session cookies, and the table below explains the use of these cookies and why they are used:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Further info

Google Analytics
and Google+
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Facebook Renamed frequently Facebook use cookies to recognise you when you log in, for security, advertising, localisation and analytics. Click here for an overview of privacy at Facebook
Twitter _twitter_sess To remember your logged in Twitter session. Click here for an overview of privacy at Twitter
Content
Management
System
symfony A cookie used by our content management system for administrative sessions and is erased when the browser is closed.

 

Types of Cookies Used

Analytics
We use ‘analytical’ cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of the website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our website. Our analytics cookies include Google Analytics. To opt out of Google Analytics, click here or to find out more information about the Google Analytics security and privacy click here.

Targeting
We may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online and make ads more relevant. Remarketing cookies will be used by third parties (including Google) to show our ads on websites other than our own.

Both us and third parties (including Google) will also use Remarketing cookies – both first party (such as Google Analytics) and third party – to serve more relevant ads to users based on past visits to our website, whether those users are on our website or on other websites. To opt out of Remarketing or to control your ad preferences, click here. Remarketing cookies expire 90 days from the time that the cookie is set or updated (whichever the later).

Social Media
In order to enhance your internet experience and to make the sharing of content easier, some pages on our website contain tools or applications that are linked to third party social media providers such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Through these tools or applications the social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device. We do not control these cookies and you should check the social media service provider’s website for further details about how they use them.

This policy may be updated at any time and such amendments will be announced on this page.