Cookies Policy

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

 

Cookies and our Website

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. 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.

 

What is a Cookie?

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.

 

The Cookies we use

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.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and 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 more relevant to your interests.

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

 

Cookies in Emails

In addition to the cookies we use on this website, we may also use cookies and similar technologies in some emails. These help us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email.

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 Purpose Expires
__utma This cookie is part of Google analytics and allows us to know if you have visited our website before, so we can count the number of visitors who are new to our site or viewed a certain page. It stores the number of visits made from your device, records the time of your first visit, previous visit and current. This cookie contains the IP address of your device and is a third party cookie. 2 years- from set/update
__utmb This cookie is part of Google analytics and takes a timestamp of the moment you enter our website and along with the __utmc cookie calculates how long your visit lasted. 30 minutes from set/update
__utmc This cookie is part of Google analytics and takes a timestamp of the moment you leave the website and along with the __utmb cookie calculates how long your visit lasted. End of browser session
__utmt This cookie is part of Google analytics and is used to throttle the request rate (the number of requests a server responds to in a specified period of time) 10 minutes
__utmz This cookie is part of Google analytics and shows us how you reached our website e.g. from another website or search engine 6 months- from set/update
__utmv This cookie is part of Google analytics and used to store visitor-level custom variable data. 2 years- from set/update
swpm_session When you login as a user, this cookie keeps the login records so you do not have to authorise your access each time you move to a new page of our website When the browser session ends
cookie_notice_accepted Remember users who accepted the cookie consent. 3 months- from set
wordpress_logged_in_

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Secure connections. Logged in users only When the browsing session ends
wordpress_sec_

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Secure connections. Logged in users only When the browsing session ends
wordpress_test_cookie Secure connections only. Logged in users only When the browsing session ends
Wp-settings-4 This cookie is used to customize your view of admin interface One year from the most recent visit
wp-settings-time-4 This cookie is used to customize your view of [admin interface][and possibly the main site interface].  Admin use only, no consent needed. One year from the most recent visit

 

More information

Information about cookies:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org

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