Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY

WHAT IS A COOKIE”?

The primary use of cookies is to collect data, provide accurate content and provide statistics on the way this website is used. This helps us understand how users are navigating on the website, what pages are browsed and what areas are mostly clicked on. This data allows us to improve the website and provide the users with a better browsing experience.

Users are advised that if they wish to prevent the use of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block cookies from this website. This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may reside longer. No personal information is stored, saved, collected or further processed.

WHAT COOKIES ARE IN USE ON THIS WEBSITE?

Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device.

Please note that third party cookies have their own privacy policy. Therefore, we would highly recommend that you read those policies in addition to this one.

All of the following cookies are currently in use on the website: DSID

These are publicity cookies that are used to improve advertising. These cookies are also used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device.

Expires at the end of the session

IDE

This cookie is one of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites and it is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net

Expires after 1 year

__gads

This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue.

Expires after 2 years

__cfduid

The “__cfduid” cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. CloudFlare provides website protection against cyber attacks

Expires after 1 year

_ga

This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is usually set during the visitor’s first visit on the website.This cookie is associated with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measures.

Expires after 2 years

_ga

The following cookie is associated with hotjar.com, an analytics and feedback tools that help us understand how the website is being used, including what areas are being clicked etc…

Expires after 2 years

_gat

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

Expires at the end of the session

_gid

This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. Along with the “_ga” and “_gid” cookies, this cookie measures information with regards to the way the website is being used, including what pages are visited.

Expires after 24 hours

_gid

The following cookie is associated with hotjar.com, an analytics and feedback tools that help us understand how the website is being used, including what areas are being clicked etc…

Expires after 24 hours

_hjIncludedInSample

This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc.

Expires at the end of the session

Cookie-agreed

This cookie records whether or not website visitors have agreed to the usage of cookies

Expires after 4 months

has_js

This cookie is set to record whether or not the browser used by the visitor has JavaScript enabled. JavaScript is a programming language that enables interactive web pages on a website

Expires at the end of the session

WHAT INFORMATION IS GATHERED?

Most of the information that is gathered regards how the website is being used and browsed by its users. As mentioned previously, no personal information regarding website users is stored, saved, collected or further processed. The data collected is analytical and does not allow the identification of an individual.

CONSENT FOR COOKIES

Any cookies in use on this website which are critical to its operation will not give the ability to opt-out. If you wish to opt-out of any third party non critical cookies, please refer to the following section.

HOW TO OPT OUT?

To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, visit the following link. All the information required to opt out of Google Analytics are detailed http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

HOW TO DELETE THE COOKIES THAT ARE STORED ON YOUR MACHINE?

If you want to delete the cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can also access them through your internet browser.

MOBILE DEVICES USERS

The same cookie policy applies to users who are browsing the website using a mobile device, smartphone, tablets or any other portable electronic device that enables its users to browse the internet.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES

Please refer to the ICO’s following page for more information about cookie policies: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/

Please refer to the following page for general information about cookies and guidance on how to delete cookies that are stored on your machine: https://www.aboutcookies.org/

Please refer to the following page for more information about Google Analytics: https://www.google.com/analytics/#?modal_active=none