A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These 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.
- Functionality cookies. These 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. [We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.]
You can find out more about cookies by visiting the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s All about cookies website.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie name||Cookie Description||Default expiration time|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||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.||Session|
|These are backend specific cookies. They are only seen by site administrators accessing the back end of the website. They are used in maintaining the session state of the logged in user.||Session|
|These cookies are used to prevent cross-site scripting attacks for your safety||Session|
Targeting / Advertising
|Cookie name||Cookie description||Default expiration time|
|These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions., SSID, APISID and SAPISID cookies enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.||2 years|
|SIDCC||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.||1 year|
|SID||Google uses security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.||2 years|
|HSID||Contains encrypted entries of your Google account and the last login time to protect against attacks and data theft from form entries.||2 years|
|1P_JAR||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.||1 month|
|NID||The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other 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.||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||2 years|
|__Secure-3PSIDCC||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising||1 year|
|OTZ||Used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors.||1 month|
|UULE, DV||Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes||1 day|
Third party necessary cookies (Mailchimp)
|Cookie name||Cookie description||Default expiration time|
|MC_GAUID||Remember the user name, login, profile and language.||2 years|
|_uetvid||Marketing cookie that is applied to the website to track users that visit the website to remarket to||1 year|
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed||This cookie is set by Mail Chimp after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. It contains no personal information||1 year|
|_mc_lang||Used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Mailchimp Sites but are non-essential to their use.||1 month|
|_fbp||This is a cookie set by Facebook and is used to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||3 months|
|_mcid||The cookie is a cookie set by Mail Chimp to enable behavioral advertising and analytics by Google.||1 month|
|_abck||Akamai Bot Manager – Security cookie this cookie is through mailchimp service||1 year|
|OptanonConsent||This is a cookie set by Mail Chimp. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.||1 year|
|Remember the user name, login, profile and language.||3 weeks|
|_gcl_au||This cookie is set by Mail Chimp and is used to store and track conversions.||1 month|
|nmstat||This cookie is set by Mail Chimp and it enables site owners to gather usage statistics about their websites.||3 years|
|bm_sz||A functionality Cookie placed by mailchimp to manage and control list||3 hours|
|ak_bmsc||A functionality Cookie placed by Mailchimp to manage and control list||3 hours|
|_uetsid||This cookie is set by Mail Chimp and is used by Bing what ads should be shown that may be relevant to the end user perusing the site.||1 day|
|optimizelyEndUserId||This cookie is used by Mail Chimp and is a unique user identifier and is goal is to improve performance.||1 year|