We may change this policy from time to time, when we do we will inform you via email or and updated banner on the website.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
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.
There are three main types of cookies:
- Session cookies: specific to a particular visit and limited to sending session identifiers (random numbers generated by the server) so you don’t have to re-enter information when you navigate to a new page or check out. Session cookies are not permanently stored on your device and are deleted when the browser closes;
- Persistent cookies: record information about your preferences and are stored in your browser cache or mobile device; and
- Third party cookies: placed by someone other than us which may gather data across multiple websites or sessions.
For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
We will ask for your consent to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|Strictly Necessary cookies – help makes our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and therefore we will not request your consent|
|AI_buffer||Used in context with the “AI_sentBuffer” in order to limit the number of data-server-updates (Azure). This synergy also allows the website to detect any duplicate data-server-updates||Session|
|AI_sentBuffer||Used in context with the “AI_Buffer” in order to limit the number of data-server-updates (Azure). This synergy also allows the website to detect any duplicate data-server-updates||Session|
|ai_session||Preserves users states across page requests||1 day|
|CMSLandingPageLoaded||This cookie is used to detect errors on the website – this information is sent to the website’s support staff in order to optimize the visitor’s experience on the website||1 day|
Performance/Statistics cookies – helps website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website||2 years|
|_ga_#||Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit||2 years|
|ai_user||Used by Microsoft Application Insights software to collect statistical and telemetry information. The cookie stores a unique identifier to recognise users on returning visits over time||1 year|
Marketing cookies – are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers
|_fbp||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers||3 months|
|Marketing cookies – are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers|
|fr||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers||3 months|
|tr||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers||Session|
HOW TO TURN OFF ALL COOKIES AND CONSEQUENCES OF DOING SO
If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our website.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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