Please also see our Data Protection Notice for further details about the ways in which we collect and use your personal data.
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small data files that are stored in your web browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone (each a “Device“) when you visit a website. Cookies serve a number of purposes like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, interests or log in details, and generally improving your experience.
We may place cookies on partner websites to advertise our brands and/or services. These cookies are mainly used to display content tailored to your interests and to evaluate our content (including advertising). Our cookies are also used by third party sites in order to provide advertising that is relevant. This relevance is based on a profile built form your previous visits to our Website, including the services you have visited. Please see our section on third party cookies below.
- To customise your visit.
- To improve our Website.
- To save a visitor’s recent searches to save them time when revisiting our Website.
- To provide visitors with advertising that is relevant (third parties are involved in providing this).
4. WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE?
|Source (Where cookies come from)|
|First Party Cookies||These cookies are provided by us and used by various features on our Website. Examples may include customising a visitor’s visit, providing statistical information, and verifying a visitor’s identity for security purposes.|
|Third Party Cookies||These cookies are provided by “Third Party” vendors who provide products and features we have integrated into our Website. Examples include social media sites, ad networks, and security systems.|
|Expiration (How long cookies last)|
|Session Cookies||These cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse our Website or interacts with a specific feature and are deleted when the browser is closed.|
|Persistent Cookies||These cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse our Website or interacts with a specific feature, but may remain stored on your Device until a certain termination date is reached (in terms of minutes, days or years from the creation/update of the cookie).|
|Type (What application uses the cookie)|
|Necessary cookies||These are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, our Website would not work properly and services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or secure client accounts, cannot be provided.|
|Performance cookies||These collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We use these cookies to test different designs and features for our Website and we also use them to help us monitor how our visitors reach our sites and how effective our advertising is.|
|Functional cookies||These allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.|
|Flash Cookies||These cookies are added when a browser displays a Flash application. Flash is used to display some versions of our digital publications. The cookie may be used to track statistical information pertaining to the digital publication, such as pages were viewed.|
Website Cookies and other tracking technologies
|Cookie Type||Name||Purpose||Expiration||Who Provides the Cookie?||Opt Out Link|
|Analytics||_ga||Used to distinguish visitors to site||12 months from last visit||Opt Out|
|Analytics||_gat||Used to throttle request rate||10 minutes||Opt Out|
|Analytics||_utmt||Used to throttle request rate||10 minutes||Opt Out|
|Analytics||_ _utma||Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited. Records a unique ID, the date and time of first visit, time of current visit nd total number of visits made||12 months from last visit||Opt Out|
|Analytics||_ _utmb||Used to determine new sessions or visits. Stores the number of page views in current visit and start time of visit||30 minutes from last visit||Opt Out|
|Analytics||_ _ utmc||Used to note that the visit has ended when browser is closed||Session cookie||Opt Out|
|Analytics||_ _utmz||Records the site you may have linked to our page from. Only records data if you clicked on a link to our site from a different website||6 months||Opt Out|
|Sharing||__atuvs||The __atuvs cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site||30 minutes||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||bku||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.||13 Months||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||cw_id||Unclassified||1 year||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||loc||Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).||13 months||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||mus||Unclassified||1 year||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||na_id||Unclassified||1 month||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||ouid||Unclassified||1 year||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||uid||Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.||1 year||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||uvc||These cookies track sharing when the AddThis functionality is used||13 months||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||ssc||These cookies track sharing when the AddThis functionality is used||13 months||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Sharing||ssh||These cookies track sharing when the AddThis functionality is used||13 months||AddThis||Opt Out|
These cookies track sharing when the AddThis functionality is used
|13 months||AddThis||Opt Out|
|Security||wfvt_||Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin which notes information about your general geographic location||Session||Wordfence||Opt Out|
|Security||wordfence_verifiedHuman||Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks||Session||Wordfence||Opt Out|
|Social Media||ads_prefs||Used by Twitter share functionality||TTT||Opt Out|
|Social Media||auth_token||Used by Twitter share functionality||TTT||Opt Out|
|Social Media||dnt||Do not track||10 years||Opt Out|
|Social Media||eu_cn||Used by Twitter share functionality||1 year from set/update||Opt Out|
|Social Media||guest_id||identify the user with a unique number associated with Twitter.||2 years||Opt Out|
|Social Media||kdt||Used by Twitter share functionality||2 years||Opt Out|
|Social Media||netpu||Used by Twitter share functionality||TTT||Opt Out|
|Social Media||personalization_id||Used by Twitter share functionality||2 years||Opt Out|
|Social Media||remember_checked_on||Used by Twitter share functionality||10 years||Opt Out|
|Social Media||sshs||Used by Twitter share functionality||TTT||Opt Out|
|Social Media||tfw_exp||Used by Twitter share functionality||14 days||Opt Out|
|Social Media||twid||Used by Twitter share functionality||TTT||Opt Out|
|Social Media||twitter_ads_id||Used by Twitter share functionality||TTT||Opt Out|
6. MANAGING AND DISABLING COOKIES
your Device. This will give you control over your cookies, however, it may interfere with your browsing experience as some websites may not function properly and you may not be able to take advantage of all the features offered by our website.
For instructions on blocking and deleting cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more Devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each Device and on each browser separately. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for all major web browsers:
- Internet Explorer – Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.
- Mozilla Firefox – Tools > Options > Privacy menu.
- Safari Users – Edit > Preferences > Privacy menu.
- Chrome Users – Settings > Content Settings > Privacy > Cookies.
If you limit the ability of our websites to set cookies, this may prevent you from using certain features of our Website properly and your user experience – which will no longer be personalised for you – may deteriorate. You may also be able to opt-out from certain cookies through third party cookie management sites. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of our Website. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to remember to re-install opt-out cookies.