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/performance cookies. They 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 more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
We also use third-party services such as YouTube for video, as well as Facebook ‘like’ buttons and Twitter ‘tweet this’ buttons. These services often store their own cookies.
|_utma||Tracks number of visits made by each user to our website and when the first and last visit was made||1 year|
|_utmb||Takes a timestamp of entry to our website and period of time spent on the site.||11 hours|
|_utmc||Takes a timestamp of leaving our website and period of time spent on the site.||When you quit your browser|
|_utmz||Tracks how you arrived at our website, what search engine was used and if you clicked an ad or email link.||6 months|
|_ar_v4||Set by Google to collect data about user actions||6 years|
|.ASPXAUTH||Used to identify if the user is an authenticated user||At end of session|
|.ASP.NET_SessionId||Contains the user’s session ID||Deleted when you close your browser or after 10 minutes|
|_atuvc||Provides up to date information on how often a page has been shared across various Social Media websites.||1 year|
|_drt_||Tracks which website has brought traffic to our website||11 hours|
|id||Allows us to count the number of times each browser visits these specific pages||1 year|
|ug||Advertising cookie||4 years|
|datr||Identifies the web browser being used to connect to Facebook||1 year|
|reg_fb_gate||Tracks the first Facebook page that the web browser visited||1 year|
|reg_fb_ref||Tracks the last Facebook page that the web browser visited||When session ends|
|wd||Stores browser window dimensions and is used by Facebook to optimise the rendering of the page||When session ends|
|di||Maintenance cookie to help manage expiration of other cookies||1 day|
|dt||Maintenance cookie to help manage expiration of other cookies||1 day|
|loc||Geolocation used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located||3 months|
|psc||Used in recording user sharing and social activity||1 day|
|uid||Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID||1 day|
|uit||Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID||1 day|
|uvc||Used in recording user sharing and social activity||1 day|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Assigns a unique identifier to each computer to allow tracking of YouTube video views||140 days|