Cookie Policy

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small text file which asks permission to be placed on your computer and hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookies that we use:

Necessary:

Cookie name: PHPSESSID
Type: HTTP
Expiry: Session
Description: Preserves user session state across page requests.

Statistics:

Cookie name: _ga
Type: HTTP
Expiry: 2 years
Description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Cookie name: _gat
Type: HTTP
Expiry: Session
Description: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

Cookie name: _gid
Type: HTTP
Expiry: Session
Description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Marketing:

Cookie name: collect
Type: Pixel
Expiry: Session
Description: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

 

How to control and delete cookies

You can manage cookie usage through your browser settings. The help function in your preferred browser should provide you with the correct information. Some browsers provide helpful cookie guides:

In addition Google Analytics and AppNexus Platform provide their own opt-out options:

In the case of some mobile devices, it may be necessary to consult the device’s instruction manual to manage cookies effectively.

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