Cookies

Version 1.0 – Updated on 24.03.2022

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device. Like most websites, we use cookies on our website for our legitimate interests. There are different types of cookies that we use for different purposes; however generally speaking cookies help us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which allows us to provide you a better experience and also allows us to improve our website.

You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse some or all cookies. However, if you do block cookies there may be parts of our website that you will be unable to access or that will not function properly.

Our cookies help to:

 

  • Make our website work as you would expect;

  • Remember your settings during and between visits;

  • Improve your and other users' experiences of our website;

  • Allow you to sign up to marketing and updates if you have requested to do so; and

  • Improve the speed/security of our website

 

Strictly necessary cookies

 

These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

  • Cookie Name

  • Expiry

  • Description

  • CraftSessionId

  • End of browser session

  • Required for the normal running of the website

 

Functionality cookies
 

These are used to recognise you when you come back to our website so that we can personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your region).

Cookie Name             Expiry              Description                
seenCookieNotice      1 year              Records whether the user has seen the cookie policy pop-up

Analytical/performance cookies
 

They 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.

 

Cookie Name:           Expiry                                      Description

__utma                        2 years from set/update                   Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

__utmt                         10 minutes                                          Used to throttle request rate.

 

__utmb                        30 mins from set/update                   Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

__utmc                        End of browser session                       Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

 

__utmz                        6 months from set/update                   Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

__utmv                        2 years from set/update                   Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the #####replaceparse7##### method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

Visit the Google Analytics website for more information on what cookies are used.