Cookies from our website

What are cookies?

Cookies are pieces of data, normally stored in text files, that websites place on visitors’ computers to store a range of information, usually specific to that visitor – or rather the device they are using to view the site – like the browser or mobile phone. It can enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Also, some cookies are placed for analytical purposes, so that we can tell things such as what content on our website is popular, which in turn allows us to keep content relevant and fresh. Analytics cookies do not store any of your personal data.

How do we use cookies?

We only set cookies on your browser, that are either strictly necessary for the operation of our website (these do not require consent), for social media sharing, advertising or for analytical purposes (these require your consent). The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see https://cookiepedia.co.uk/all-about-cookies

You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Cookies we use

NameTypeFunctionDuration
__utmaPerformance – Google AnalyticsUsed to distinguish unique users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to google analytics.2 years
__utmtPerformance – Google AnalyticsThrottles requests rate10 minutes
__utmbPerformance – Google AnalyticsUsed to determine new sessions/ visits. The cookie is created when the javascript executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to google analytics30 minutes
__utmcPerformance – Google AnalyticsThis cookie is used in conjunction with __utmb to determine whether the user was a new session/ visit.End of browser session
__utmzPerformance – Google AnalyticsStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how user reached the site.6 months