Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files sent by this website to your computer or mobile device. They are unique to your account or your browser. Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire.

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What are cookies used for?

Some cookies are associated with your account and personal information in order to remember that you are logged in. Other cookies are not tied to your account but are unique and allow website owners to carry out analytics and customisation, among other similar things.

Cookies can be used to recognise you when you visit a website, remember your preferences, and give you a personalised experience that’s consistent with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions faster and more secure.

What types of cookies does use?

There are generally four categories of cookies: uses two of these types of cookie: Performance and Functionality.

First and third-party cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to this website, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through this site. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for the website you are using, for example to help understand how a service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by external business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet. only uses first-party cookies.

Cookie list uses the Google Analytics gtag.js script which sets the following first-party cookies:

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

You can find out more about Google Analytics here and view the Google Analytics Privacy Policy here.

Removing and disabling cookies

If you don’t like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept new cookies (or you can use an incognito window). To learn more about how to do this, visit the help pages of your browser.

Last updated: 23rd May 2018