INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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 device’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. These cookies expire after a browser session is closed.
  • 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. These cookies expire after a browser session is closed.
  • 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). These cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions which allows this information to be remembered.
  • 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. These cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions which allows this information to be remembered.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name
Purpose Expiry
__cfduid Used by the content network, Cloud flare, to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year
PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests. 1 year
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 day
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day
_hssrc Collects statistical data related to the user’s website visits, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded. Session
_ptq.gif Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session
_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 Months
fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 Months
google_experiment_mod Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. Persistent
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. 1 Day
hubspotutk Keeps track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to the marketing platform HubSpot on form submi ssion and used when de-duplicating contacts. 1 Year
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. 1 Year
PREF Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos acr oss different websites. 8 Months
YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session
yt-remote-cast-installed Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Session

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 set by a website other than the one being visited by you. 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 strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.