Cookie Policy

How We Use Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Web browser setting

You can change your web browser cookie setting using the below links:
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

We use the following cookies:

1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are required om order to let you use this website. Without these we are unable to provide you with the web content and information that you are requesting or would like to use. These cookies are also necessary to allow you to sign into or log into secure areas of our website

2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use and interact with our website, enabling us to improve the performance of our website and allowing you to find the content that you are explicitly looking for. These cookies do not collect user identifiable information and all data is in an aggregated, anonymised format. These cookies also allow us to improve the performance of our website.

3. Functionality cookies:

These cookies allow us to remember your preferences and choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, commenting on a blog on our website, playing a video and remembering changes that you have made to text size, fonts and other sections of the website, where customisable. The information collected by these cookies are anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity once you leave our website.

Cookies that we use

1. First-party cookies

This website sets cookies that are essential for correct functionality. These cookies do not capture any personally identifiable information. These include:

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
gdpr1 yearGDPR compliance cookie
DYNSRVSessionIts purpose is to improve the performance of the website

2. Third-party cookies

We have a number of third party cookies on our website, and we do not control the operation of any of them.

a. Google Analytics and Display Advertising

Our website has been setup to use Google Analytics to collect data about web traffic to our website implementing the use of Display Advertising and Google’s DoubleClick cookie. In addition to data collected through the standard Google Analytics implementation, we have also implemented Display Advertising (e.g. Remarketing). You can opt-out of these third-party cookies by using the below option:

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate.
_dc_gtm1 minuteGoogle Analytics deployed by Google Tag Manager

Cookie Control & Opt-Out

Google Ads browser management:

 You can control the information Google uses to show you ads: Opt-out of Google Ads

Google DoubleClick:

 Used to measure the effectiveness of its online marketing campaigns. Opt-out of DoubleClick cookies

Google Analytics:

 Google Analytics helps us measure how users interact with our website content and records information about interaction with our webpage and ‘remembers’ what a user has done on previous pages or how they have interacted with the website. Google’s privacy policy can be found here: Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on

Bing / Microsoft:

 You are able to change your preferences so that you’d rather not see these kinds of ads from Microsoft:

b. Tawk:

 We use as a messaging service allowing us to monitor and chat with visitors. As a data processor has established policies to comply with GDPR:

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
__tawkuuid6 monthEnables online chat and email
__cfduid1 yearEnables online chat and email
tawkUUID6 monthEnables online chat and email

c. AddThis: 

Social sharing website tool providing share buttons and tools

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
__atuvc2 yearsThis cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget
__atuvs40 MINSThis cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget