What is a cookie?

Cookies are very small text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again so it can recognise you as a return visitor and improve your experience. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer at any time though this may prevent you from getting the best experience on Our Site.


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of Our Website. This helps Us to provide you with a good experience when you browse Our Website and also allows Us to improve Our Site. By continuing to browse the Site, you are agreeing to Our use of cookies.


We use the following cookies:

Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around Our Website when they are using it. This helps Us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

This includes use of Google analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies to track visitor interactions and helps Us to understand how visitors engage with Our Website. We use this information to help us improve Our Site. Google Analytics records information anonymously, including whether the visitor has been to Our Site before and what site referred the visitor to the Our Website.

Google analytics : The _ga cookie contains a randomly generated unique identifier for each user visiting the Website. This cookie expires after two years.

Google analytics : Used to throttle request rate. This cookie expires after 10 minutes.

More information on how Google Analytics uses cookies to measure user-interactions on websites can be found on the Google Developers website.

Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to Our Website. This enables Us to personalise Our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to Our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make Our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

CMS Cookies: Like Google Analytics, our CMS uses cookies to track visitor interactions and help create a better user experience for returning visitors.

exp_last_visit : Sets the date and time that you last visited the site. This cookie expires after 1 year.

exp_last_activity : Every time the page is reloaded the last activity cookie is set to the current date and time. This cookie expires after 1 year.

exp_tracker : Records the last 5 pages that you have viewed, and is used primarily for page redirection. This cookie expires at the end of the session.

exp_stashid : Unique ID that relates to server-side session values. It is used to deliver content on the website. It expires at the end of the session.

exp_csrf_token : This cookie protects against Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF). It prevents submissions to forms from other websites and is a security measure against certain forms of hacking attacks. This cookie expires after 2 hours.