Cookie notice

Please take the time to read and understand this Cookie Notice which has been provided for Your information, as a User of this Website, for transparency purposes on Our use of cookies.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by Your web browser by a website You visit. A cookie file is stored in Your browser and allows the Website or a third-party to recognise You and make Your next visit easier and the Service more useful to You.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user. In the event personal data is contained in the cookies, the same terms apply as set out in the Privacy Notice. Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on Your browser.

Session cookies last for as long as You keep your browser open. They expire when You close Your browser. Persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if You manually delete them from Your browser, whichever occurs first.

What are the types of cookies we use?

  • Essential Cookies: Essential cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions, such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The Website cannot function properly without these cookies and are strictly necessary to provide Our online service. They can also be placed to comply with a legal obligation. Essential cookies are session cookies and expire once You close Your browser. Essential Cookies that are used on this Website include the following:
    • User-input cookies: These allow Our Website to keep track and remember Your input when filling online forms; and
    • User-Interface Customisation cookies: These cookies allow to save Your language and/or font preferences.
  • Non-Essential Cookies: These are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies. Non-essential cookies require Your consent. Such non-essential cookies used on this Website include the following:
  • Advertising cookies: These cookies help Us serve relevant and effective ads, specific to Your interests. They also help Us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers.
  • Analysis cookies: These cookies allow Us to improve the website’s performance and services based on Your activity on Our Website;
  • Third-party cookies: In certain instances, We use third party cookies, which are cookies provided by parties other than Us. We always ensure that these parties are reputable and will respect Your privacy. We make use of the following third-party persistent cookies:
    • Analytic/Performance Cookies: These cookies are set by Google Analytics. Such cookies help Us measure how users interact with Our Website by collecting information on clicks, time spent on the Website, pages visited on the Website, frequency, which browser is used, and whether a User visits a third-party site. This information is passed on to Google Analytics, and the feedback received is solely used to improve the Website. For further information please visit the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Notice. You have the option to stop Google Analytics from recognising you when returning to Our Website by disabling cookies on your browser.
    • User Experience cookies: These cookies are used in order to improve Your experience on Our Website and to quickly and efficiently identify and solve any potential issues. We may place social media buttons and/or plugins on the Website that allow You to connect with your chosen social network. In order to work, the social network (such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter) will set cookies through Our Website which may then be used to enhance your profile on the social networking site or otherwise contribute to the data they hold for the purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Cookie list

The following table is a summary of the cookies that are used on Our Website:

_ga – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: used to distinguish users
  • duration: 2 years
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

_gid – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: used to distinguish users
  • duration: 24 hours
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

_gat – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: used to throttle request rate
  • duration: 1 minute
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

AMP_TOKEN – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service
  • duration: 30 seconds to 1 year
  • type of data stored: Non-personally identifiable data

_gac_<property-id> – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: contains campaign related information for the user.
  • duration: 90 days
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

__utma – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
  • duration: 2 years from set/update
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

__utmt – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: used to throttle request rate.
  • duration: 10 minutes
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

__utmb – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
  • duration: 30 mins from set/update
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

__utmc – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
  • duration: end of browser session
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

__utmz – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how a user reached the site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
  • duration: 6 months from set/update
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

__utmv – Third Party, Non-essential Google Analytics Cookie:

  • purpose: used to store visitor-level custom variable data. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
  • duration: 2 years from set/update
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

_cflb – Third Party, Non-essential Cloudflare Cookie:

  • purpose: used by Cloudlfate to store the user’s origin of and point them to the same origin on their next visit to the site. Helps to reduce site loading times.
  • duration: persistent
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

_cf_bm – Third Party, Non-essential Cloudflare Cookie:

  • purpose: used by Cloudflare to manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots.
  • duration: 30 minutes
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

_cfduid – Third Party, Essential, Cloudflare Cookie:

  • purpose: helps Cloudflare to detect malicious visitors on our sites and minimises the blocking of legitimate users. The cookies collects and anonymises End User IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values to they cannot be personally identified.
  • duration: 30 days
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

cf_ob_info – Third Party, Non-essential Cloudflare Cookie:

  • purpose: informs Cloudflare to fetch the requested resources from the Always Online cache on the designated port.
  • duration: end of browser session
  • type of data stored: non-personally identifiable data

 

How to control cookies

Most web browsers today allow You to control cookies through the settings and preferences of your browser of choice. It is possible for You to disable cookies or set Your browser to alert You when cookies are being sent. You can delete all cookies that are already on Your computer and You can set Your browser to prevent them from being placed.

If You do this, however, You may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We require Your consent for all non-essential cookies, which is acquired by ticking the pop-up box upon accessing the Website.

Changes to the Cookie Notice

We may update this Notice from time to time. If We make significant changes, We will let You know but please regularly check this Notice to ensure You are aware of the most updated version.