What is a cookie?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Our cookies can be placed into one of the following 4 categories:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
    They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  2. Analytical or Performance Cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and
    to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  3. Functionality Cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables
    us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  4. Targeting Cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the
    links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

Cookie NamePurposeCookie classification
_GRECAPTACAPurpose: Providing Spam Protection

Period Active: Session
Functionality Cookie
__cf_bmPurpose: This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.

Period Active: 30 minutes
Strictly Necessary Cookie
_gidPurpose: to store and count page views

Period Active: 1 day
Analytical or Performance
_gaPurpose: to store and count pageviews

Period Active: 2 years
Analytical or Performance
viewed_cookie_policyPurpose: This cookie controls the displaying of cookie popup message Strictly Necessary Cookie
CookieLawInfoConsentPurpose: This cookie stores whether or not cookie consent has been given. Strictly Necessary Cookie
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functionalPurpose: This cookie controls the use of functionality cookiesStrictly Necessary Cookie
cookielawinfo-checkbox-targetingPurpose: This cookie controls the use of targeting cookiesStrictly Necessary Cookie
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsPurpose: This cookie controls the use of analytical or performance cookiesStrictly Necessary Cookie
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryPurpose: This cookie controls the use of strictly necessary cookiesStrictly Necessary Cookie
OGPPurpose: This cookie is used by Google to activate and track the Google Maps FunctionalityAnalytical or Performance

Third-Party Cookies

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control.
These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These Third Party Cookies are likely to be Analytical Cookies or Performance Cookies or Targeting Cookies:

  • Google Analytics – which places cookies on your computer in order to monitor how visitors move around the Website and where they originated. This is used so that we can see the types of content users prefer to visit the most.
  • ClickDimensions – which may place cookies on your browser when ClickDimensions’ tracking script is being used.

Further information

You can find further information about cookies from the ICO – the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals:

Additionally, for further information on how your personal data may be processed, please view our Fair Processing Notice at:

Cookies policy 07.2022