Cookie Policy

About cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are small data files that allow a website or a mobile app to collect and store a range of data on your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device. Cookies help us to provide important features and functionality on our websites and mobile apps, and we use them to improve your customer experience.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

With our permission, cookies may be placed on our websites and mobile apps by other organizations. For example, we use cookies to do the following:

To improve the way our websites and mobile apps work

Cookies allow us to assess and improve the way our websites and mobile apps work so that we can personalize your experience and allow you to use many of their useful features.

To improve the performance of our websites and mobile apps

Cookies can help us to understand how our websites and mobile apps are being used, for example, by telling us if you get an error message as you browse, to test different designs of our website and mobile app pages. Website analytics, including Google Analytics, provides information about the number of visitors to our website and mobile apps, which parts of our website and mobile apps are most popular and if there are any trends such as one specific page being viewed mostly by people in a particular country. These cookies help us to improve your experience.

Website analytics:

Website analytics, including Google Analytics, help us understand how visitors engage with our website. We can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with our website and mobile apps so that they can improve it.

Website analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and mobile apps. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

For example, Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit Google.

To measure the effectiveness of our marketing communications, including online advertising

Cookies can tell us if you have seen a specific advert, and how long it has been since you have seen it. This information allows us to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns and control the number of times you are shown an advert so it does not become too repetitive. We also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of our marketing communications, for example by telling us if you have opened a marketing email that we have sent you.

The cookies we use

Details about the cookies we use are set out in the table below. Some of these are third party cookies – see the section on third-party cookies below for more information.

Cookie Purpose Duration
_ga This is a Google Analytics cookie. It helps us monitor the use and performance of our website. 2 years
_gid This is a Google Analytics cookie. It helps us monitor the use and performance of our website. 24 hours
__qca, __ssid, _abexps, _ceg.s, _ceg.s, continuous_play_v3, player, vuid Our website uses Vimeo to embed videos from our Vimeo channel as well as other channels. These cookies support video playback. You can find out more about Vimeo cookies here.
cookieconsent_status This tells us whether the visitor has accepted the cookie notice. 2 years
__cfuid We use Cloudflare for content delivery and internet security. This is a technical cookie and is excluded by the GDPR regulation. 5 years, learn more here.

Third party cookies

First party cookies are the cookies that are set by this website; third party cookies are set by other websites.

This website uses cookies provided by other organizations to support functions such as statistical performance analysis, rich media functionality and security. These are third-party cookies. You can read privacy policies from these third parties below:

How to turn cookies off

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.

Changes to our Notice

This Notice replaces all previous versions. We may change the Notice at any time so please check it regularly on our website(s) for any updates. If the changes are significant, we will provide a prominent notice on our website(s) including, if we believe it is appropriate, electronic notification of Cookie Notice changes.

Security

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of your account has been compromised), please immediately notify us by messaging us at [email protected].