Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer directory or device when you browse a website. They are designed to carry information related to user journeys on a specific website.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use for the purposes of monitoring and analytics in the table below:
Cookies used on this website:
|Name||Essential / Non-Essential||First/Third Party||Expiry Time||Purpose|
|_dc_gtm_UA-112189829-1||Non-Essential||First Party||Session||This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page.|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Essential||First Party||Session||General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.|
|SIDCC||Non-Essential||Third party||2 years||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_ga||Non-Essential||First Party||2 years||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.|
|_gid||Non-Essential||First Party||24 hours||This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.|
|APISID, __Secure-3PSID, __Secure-3PAPISID, SAPISID, __Secure-3PSIDCC||Non-Essential||Third Party||1 year||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.|
|HSID, SID||Non-Essential||Third Party||1 year||Used for security purposes to store digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time which allows Google to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorised parties. This can also be used for targeting purposes to show relevant & personalised ad content|
|SSID, 1P_JAR, DV||Non-Essential||Third Party||1 year||Used to store information about how you use the website and any advertising that you may have seen before visiting this website|
|NID||Non-Essential||Third Party||1 year||Used to store preferences in a unique Google ID to remember your information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. These preferences can be used for optimised &/or personalised advertising on Google networks|
|YSC||Non-Essential||Third Party||Session||This cookie is used by the YouTube video service on websites with embedded YouTube videos.|
|DSID||Non-Essential||Third Party||1 week||This cookie is used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. Google do this to coordinate the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events.|
|IDE||Non-Essential||Third Party||Persistent||One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites. It is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. DoubleClick IDE cookies are used for serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to users across the web. Targeted advertisements may be displayed to users based on previous visits to a website. These cookies measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user.|
|ANID||Non-Essential||Third Party||2 years||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.|
|PREF||Non-Essential||Third Party||10 years||This cookie is used to save the user's preferences and other information. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter should be activated or not.|
|LOGIN_INFO||Non-Essential||Third Party||10 years||Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Non-Essential||Third Party||1 year||This is a cookie that YouTube sets to calculate the user's spectrum. This information is used to determine whether the user should use the player's new or old user interface.|
|mus, __atuvs, ouid, uid, uvc,||Non-Essential||Third Party||2 years||This is a cookies for AddThis. AddThis is a social sharing tool that allows you to share the site content on social media or by email.
They track interactions with the embedded sharing buttons and monitor its usage.
|__atuvc||Non-Essential||Third Party||2 years||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget.
This widget is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
|__cfduid||Essential||First Party||30 days||The “__cfduid” cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.|
|loc||Non-Essential||Third Party||2 years||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget. This is a geo-location cookie, so we know approximately where people sharing information are located.|
|na_id, na_tc,||Non-Essential||Third Party||1 year||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget. Sharing of pages/links from this website on various social networks.|
|ssc||Non-Essential||Third Party||1 year||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget. It is used for social bookmarking.|
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