Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy. 

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

Consent to use of cookies

By continuing to use our site, you are deemed to consent to our use of the cookies described in this policy. If you choose to block all cookies, some aspects of the site may not work properly, and you may not be able to access all or part of the site.   

How we use cookies

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our websites and help us to provide you with a better online user experience tailored to your interests. The information our cookies collect is not used to identify who you are, or to send you advertising by e-mail or post. 

Our Cookies are either first party or third party. Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are placed directly by us, while other parties we may do business with set third party cookies. These third parties collect data directly from your web browser and the processing of this data is subject to their own privacy policies.

Here are the descriptions for the cookies we use as part of our platform;

  • 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 eCommerce or similar eServices. 
  • Analytical and 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. 

 

The cookies we use and their purpose 

Name

Type

Description

Purpose

advanced-frontend

Functional cookie 

Allows our systems to give you a consistent user experience and allows us to validate your session.

Session 

_csrf-frontend

Functional Cookie

Mitigates possible Cross-site request Forgery (CSRF).

Session

_csrf-backend

Functional Cookie

Mitigates possible Cross-site request Forgery (CSRF).

Session

advanced-backend

Functional Cookie

Allows our systems to give you a consistent user experience and allows us to validate your session.

Session 

advanced-frontend

Functional Cookie

Allows our systems to give you a consistent user experience and allows us to validate your session.

Session

Google Inc

Google Privacy Policy

The following Google features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place Google cookies:

• Google+1 button (enables the user to tag the item on their Google+ account)

• Google log-in (enables the user to log into their Google account and interact with our website through that account)

• Google Ads Remarketing

• Google Ads Conversion Tracking

• Google Analytics: Universal Analytics

• Google Tag Manager

• Google Marketing

• Floodlight Counter

• Conversion Linker

• Custom Image

• Ad Network

• Ad Server

• Analytics Provider

• Publisher

• Mobile

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to our website to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.

How you can manage cookies

Visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ for more information on Cookies and how to manage them. For further details on cookies, please visit ico.org.uk/ where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies.

Contact us 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Cookie Policy, please contact us at [email protected].