Last Updated: 03/07/2019
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files of data that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. The cookies are sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, or your tablet/mobile device. When visiting our website we may collect information from you automatically using cookies or similar technology.
Cookies set by us are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than us are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our websites (e.g. interactive content or analytics). Our trusted partners who set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits our website and other sites too.
We may also use links to other services such as social media or video services on our website. These third-party services may drop cookies on your computer when you use them. Due to the nature of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies nor control their use. Likewise, these third-party services cannot access our session or analytics cookies.
What cookies do we use?
We use three types of cookies on our website, which we describe below.
1. Essential – These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing the secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, select features and services cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather any information that could be used for advertising.
The essential cookies in use on our websites are as follows:
|XSRF-TOKEN||This cookie generates a unique and un-guessable session ID associated with a user||24 Hours|
|Laravel_session||This cookie identifies session instances of individual users||24 Hours|
|vuid||This cookie allows videos hosted on Vimeo.com to play||24 Hours|
|lang||This cookie stores the language preferences set by users||24 Hours|
2. Performance – These cookies measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how users engage with our content and how best to improve our sites, so that users have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which type of users. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance. For example, Google Analytics cookies gives us information such as your journey between pages and whether you’ve submitted an enquiry or not.
The performance cookies in use on our websites are as follows:
|_ga||This cookie helps identify unique users||2 Years|
|_gid||This cookie helps identify unique users||24 Hours|
|_dc_gtm_UA||This cookie helps load script and code on site pages||24 Hours|
3. Advertising – These cookies collect information about your visit to our sites, the content you’ve viewed, the links you’ve followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address. We share this information with trusted partners for advertising purposes. For example, this information will be shared with Google Ads to provide a better understanding of how users directed by our paid adverts engage with our sites.
The advertising cookies in use on our websites are as follows:
|_fbp||This cookie collects data for Facebook advertisements||3 Months|
|fr||This cookie collects data for Facebook advertisements||3 Months|
How to manage cookies
Find out more about how to opt out of the cookies provided by our partners below:
It’s also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies completely by changing your browser cookie settings. You can normally find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. The following links should help you find these options, or you can use the “help” option in your chosen browser.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
For more information on website cookies, visit https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/
Updates to this cookie notice
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