Date last updated: May 25, 2018
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device (e.g. computer, mobile phone, tablet) when you browse websites. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. They are widely used in order to make websites work or work in a better, more efficient way. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as cookies.
- Make our website work as you would expect
- Save you having to login every time you visit the site
- Remember your settings during and between visits
What types of cookies are there?
- strictly necessary cookie
These cookies are essential to a website in order to enable a user to move around and to use a websites features, such as remembering information entered on forms when a user moves between pages within a browser session. Without strictly necessary cookies, certain services on a website may not be made possible and a website may not perform as smoothly as it should. These cookies don’t gather any information for marketing purposes or to remember where you have been on the internet.
- performance cookie
Performance cookies collect information about the use of a website and help to improve the way a website works. For example, performance cookies may show which are the most frequently visited pages, help to record any difficulties with a website and show whether advertising on a website is effective or not. Performance cookies do not collect information that identifies a user personally and all information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous.
- functionality cookie
Functionality cookies allow a website to remember the choices you make and to provide enhanced and more personal features. Functionality cookies also remember changes you have made, such as customising a certain webpage and for other services you request. Functionality cookies will not track your activity on other websites.
- targeting or advertising cookie
Targeting or advertising cookies are used to deliver adverts which are more relevant to you and your interests, or to limit the number of times you see the same advert on a website. These types of cookie are also used to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. These cookies may be used to remember what you have looked at on a website.
Which cookies do you use?
Cookie category Cookie name Cookie purpose Cookie expiry authentication cookie remember_user_token Authentication of user. 2 weeks third-party cookie __cfduid Cloudflare. The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
How can I manage cookies?
Strictly necessary cookies and performance cookies is a condition of using our website. If you reject these types of cookies then we cannot predict how our website will perform when you visit it.
You can control the use of functionality cookies, targeting cookies or advertising cookies by adjusting your browser settings.
Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may be unable to access certain areas or features of our website. If you adjust your cookie settings this will also affect the other websites you visit.
To find out how to manage cookies in your browser, please visit one of the links below:
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
- Opera: https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy
- Internet Explorer: https://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
- Microsoft Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy