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Cookies are small text files placed on to your computer by websites you visit. We use cookies to improve your experience with our website and to allow us to track the general usage of our website so that we can improve it over time.

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, a computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.

They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task.
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested.
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

Our use of cookies

Below is a list of the cookies that are used on this website:

Name: Cookie Control
Service: Civic
Purpose: Necessary cookies for functioning site as well as option to accept or decline analytics and marketing cookies
Duration: 90 days

Name: YSC
Service: Google
Purpose: Tracks the views of embedded videos on YouTube pages.
Expiration: After the current session

Service: Youtube
Purpose: Measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
Expiration: 6 months

Service: Youtube
Purpose: Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.
Expiration: 6 months

Name: _ga
Service: Google
Purpose: Used to distinguish users
Expiration: 2 years

Name: _gid
Service: Google
Purpose: Used to distinguish users
Expiration: 1 day

Name: _gat
Service: Google
Purpose: Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property- id>.
Expiration: 1 minute

Name: _gac_<property-id>
Service: Google
Purpose: Contains campaign-related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt out.
Expiration: 90 days

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.

Monsido, our website monitoring service, sets cookies to help us monitor our site. The cookie expires 30 days after the latest visit and its value is unique to each visitor on each visited domain. Cookies are not shared across domains or with Monsido customers in general.

From time to time, we may embed external content from third-party websites (e.g. Facebook and YouTube) within our website. These websites may utilise cookies and the privacy policy that will apply to such third-party content will be published on the website of that third-party content provider.

How to control and delete cookies

We do not use cookies to collect personal identifying information about you, however if you wish to restrict or block cookies set by our website, you can do this by using the Cookie Banner that can be accessed by clicking the icon bottom left.

If you would like to find out more about cookies you can visit a cookie website, which is run by the international law firm Pinsent Masons. It contains comprehensive information and step by step guidance on how to manage cookies.