Our Cookies Policy
This Cookies Policy was updated on 15th May 2018.
“Cookies” are also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies. Cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.
Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website's server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);
“Personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 and EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
“We/Us/Our” means our website/organization/company
All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
Our website may place and access certain first party and third parties Cookies on your computer or device.
First party cookies: These cookies are placed on your device by our website domain. They are placed directly by Us and are used only by Us.
Third party cookies: These cookies are placed on your device by third-party website domains.
We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.
Analytics Cookies: It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it. Functionality Cookies Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalization and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
Persistent Cookies: Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.
Session Cookies: Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.
|Name of Cookie||Essential/Non-essential||Type of cookie||First/Third party||Session/Persistent||Expiry Time||Purpose|
|_utm.gif||Non-essential||Analytical||First party||Session||End of the browser session||Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer|
|_utma||Non-essential||Analytical||First party||Session||2 years||Google Analytics cookie that collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.|
|_utmb||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Session||End of the browser session||Google Analytics cookie used to register a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Calculates the duration of a website visit.|
|_utmc||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Session||End of the browser session||Google Analytics cookie used to register a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Calculates the duration of a website visit.|
|_utmt||Non-essential||Load Balancing||First Party||Session||End of the browser session||Google Analytics cookies used to throttle the speed of requests to the website’s server.|
|_utmv||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Session||End of the browser session||Google Analytics cookie which Saves user-defined parameters for use in Google Analytics.|
|_utmz||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Persistent||6 months||GGoogle Analytics cookie which collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search terms was used.|
|_ga||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Persistent||2 years||Google Analytics cookie which registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||Non-essential||Load Balancing||First Party||Session||End of the browser session||Google Analytics cookie used to throttle request rate|
|_gid||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Persistent||1 day||Google Analytics cookie that registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat_gtag_||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Session||1 year||Google Analytics cookie that is used for Google Adwords.It also reports to google analytics|
|_dc_gtm_||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Session||1 year||Google Analytics _ga cookie that is used to throttle the request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_|
|NID||Non-essential||Analytical||Third Party||Persistent||6 months||Google Cookie to help personalize ads on Google products, such as Google Search.|
|DV||Non-essential||Analytical||Third Party||Persistent||6 months||Google Cookie to help personalize ads on Google products, such as Google Search.|
|1P-JAR||Non-essential||Analytical||Third Party||Persistent||6 months||Google Cookie to help personalize ads on Google products, such as Google Search.|
|SID||Non-essential||Marketing||Third Party||Session||6 months||Google Cookie to help personalize ads on Google products, such as Google Search.|
|vuid||Non-essential||Analytical||Third Party||Session||2 years||Vimeo Analytics unique id|
|uid||Non-essential||Analytical||Third Party||Session||2 years||Vimeo Analytics tracking id|
|DSID||Non-essential||Statistical||Third Party||Persistent||Browser Session To 6 Months||Tracking Performance And Preferences For Ads|
|IDE||Non-essential||Statistical||Third Party||Persistent||6 Months||Tracking Performance And Preferences For Ads|
|fr||Non-essential||Statistical||Third Party||Persistent||3 Months||A Facebook cookie that tracks the likes of users|
|CONSENT||Non-essential||Functional||Third Party||Persistent||20 years||Google consent settings cookie|
|_pinterest_cm||Non-essential||Functional||Third Party||Persistent||1 month||Pinterest cookie about users choices|
|member_id||Essential||Functional||First Party||Persistent||1 month||Remembers The Member's choices|
Consent or control
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies by category; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
You can change your cookie settings here.
In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/enus/kb/278835
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/engb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-anddisable-Cookies-website-preferences
Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform %3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)