Cookie Policy

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 site.

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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Category

Purpose

Default Expiration Time

Cookie preference cookieconsent_status Strictly necessary Remembers the preferences you set regarding use of cookies. 1 year
 
CPSA Application ci_session Strictly necessary   End of browser session
  cpsa_sso     5 mins
  login_token     7 days
 

Google Analytics cookies

_utma

Analytical

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years from set/update

 

_utmb

 

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 mins from set/update

 

_utmc

 

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

End of browser session

 

_utmt

 

Used to throttle request rate.

10 minutes

 

_utmz

 

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

6 months from set/update

 

ga

 

Used to distinguish users

2 years

 

Gat

 

Used to throttle request rate.

10 minutes

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
 
YouTube PREF Strictly necessary   8 months
  VSC     End of browser session
  VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE     8 months
  remote_sid     End of browser session
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube's mbedding videos information page.
 
Revive AdServer OAID Functional   1 year
  OAGEO     End of browser session
  OASCCAP, OASCAP, OACAP     End of browser session
  OASZCAP, OAZCAP     30 days
  OACBLOCK, OABLOCK     30 days
  OXLIA     1 year
  OXLCA     1 year
These cookies are associated with the Revive AdServer to enable visitors to see adverts on our website.
 
AddThis _atuvc Analytical   13 months
  _stuvs     30 mins
These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.


Third-party services used on our website that may set third party cookies are:

AddThis

AddThis sets two third party session cookies “loc” and “uvc” which are “Visitor location” and “Visitor count” respectively. When interacting with the tool, for example to share content with a social network, further cookies may be set. Full details and opt-out information is provided in the policy links below.

Revive AdServer

Revive’s policy and cookie documents can be accessed below.

Google Analytics / Google Ads

Google’s policy and cookie documents can be accessed below.

You can find out more information in the Google Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/policies/privacyYou can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out Page and opt out of the Google Marketing Platform's use of cookies by visiting the Google Ad personalisation opt-out page.


To find out more about cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

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 strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers at the following links:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
 

Version 003 dated 26 May 2020