Website Cookie policy

Website Cookie policy

 

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

Analytical/performance cookies.

They 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. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Name Purpose
__utma Google Analytics – This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the website, when their first visit was and when their last visit occurred.
__utmb
and
__utmc
Google Analytics – The B and C cookies working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the website, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the website. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires.
__utmt Google Analytics – This cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
__utmz Google Analytics – __utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link they clicked on, what keyword they used, and where they were in the world when they accessed the website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds or, in 6 months.
guest_id Twitter – This cookie collects data related to users visits to the company website such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the company’s Twitter service.
personalization_id Twitter – This cookie allows users to share posts.
Lang Twitter – This cookie is set by Twitter to store language preferences.

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies (as explained above) or targeting cookies (cookies which record a users visit to the site, the pages visited and links followed).

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

The settings you change will only apply to the device on which you change them and will not apply across all your devices. If you want to opt out of cookies on all your devices, you will need to change the settings on all of your devices individually.

All cookies will expire after 2 years unless a shorter period is detailed above.