Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy


About this Cookie Policy

You should read this policy to understand what cookies are and how we use them. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As with most online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

Like many websites on the internet we use Google Analytics. The Google Analytics tool collects anonymous information about how visitors use our websites, for example how many visitors came to our website and when, what browsers visitors use and how long visitors stay on the site. This data does not contain any information that is personal to you. Read Google's overview of privacy & safeguarding data.

In addition when we send out marketing emails via Mailchimp, it employs cookies, unique identifiers, web beacons and similar 'tracking technologies'. Again some of these cookies are required for technical reasons, and some are used so that we can tailor content and information we send out, and track our subscribers uptake. However we only send marketing emails to registered subscribers who have 'opted-in' to receive them. All subscribers have the option to 'opt-out' by unsubscribing at any time. Read the Mailchimp Cookie Statement.

Please be aware that third Party Cookies may be set if you visit other websites via a link on this website. These other websites may send their own cookies to your browser once you visit pages. These cookies will be set from those domains not from our website and we do not control the use of cookies on other third party websites.

What types of cookies do might use?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. This data helps us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: These cookies are used to personalise advertisements shown to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of ad campaigns.

The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The list below details the cookies used in our website.


Cookie

Description

_ga, _gid, _gat, _gtag_UA, 1P_JAR, ANID, CONSENT, NID

cookies asssociated with Google Universal Analytics, Google Maps and Google reCaptcha - used to distinguish unique users, gather information such as number of visitors to the website, which pages have been viewed and how long visitors stayed for, collect website statistics, remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language and consent setting. No personal information is stored in the cookies.

eu_cn, external_referer, guest_id, personalization_id, tfw-exp, _ga, _gid

cookies set by Twitter - used to help display tweets on the site, monitor referral links, used to identify those logged into Twitter and collect data related to the Twitter platform.

lang

used to store language preferences

cli-consent

used to remember if you have consented to our use of cookies or not. Consent can be changed via the 'Cookie policy' prompt in the bottom left corner of the Home page screen.


How can I control the cookie preferences?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Cookie Policy” tab in the bottom left corner of the website's Home page screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies.

To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Opera
Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To learn more about how Google Analytics uses cookies, and to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

To learn more about how Twitter uses cookies visit: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies