Cookie Policy

We use cookies to provide you with a good experience when you use our website and to help us to improve it.

A cookie is a small text file that we store in your browser, if you agree.

Manage Cookie Preferences

We use the following cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are cookies that are required for our website to function correctly:

Cookie Purpose Expiry
CookieControl Remembers the preferences you set regarding use of cookies 3 months
ci_session Allows us to remember your login state End of browser session
PHPSESSID Allows us to remember your login state End of browser session
cpsa_sso Single sign-on between CPSA websites 5 mins
login_token Remember me facility at login 7 days
cpsa_alerts Remembers which alert notifications you have closed 30 days

Optional Cookies

Analytics (Google Analytics)

These cookies are used to help 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, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

By default, we tell Google not to store any cookies for Google Analytics until you accept them. This is achieved by using Google Consent Mode.

Cookie Purpose Expiry
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
_ga_<container-id> Used to persist session state 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours
_gat Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>. 1 minute
AMP_TOKEN Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. 30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_<property-id> Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. 90 days
_utma 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
_utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
_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
_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
_utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update

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

You can find out more information in the Google Privacy Policy. You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out Page.

Remarketing (Google Ads)

We use Google Ads to show you our advertisements when you browse other websites.

By default, we tell Google not to store any cookies for Google Ads until you accept them. This is achieved by using Google Consent Mode.

You can opt out of the Google Marketing Platform's use of cookies by visiting the Google Ad personalisation opt-out page.

Embedded Videos (YouTube)

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 out of the embedded 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 embedding videos information page.

Advertisements (Revive Adserver)

These cookies are required to ensure the correct operation of the advertisements system used on our websites.

Cookie Purpose Expiry
OAGDPR Contains the word "GDPR" in binary. 1 year
OAGEO Used to cache geolocation End of browser session
OASCCAP, OASCAP, OACAP Used for frequency capping of campaigns, banners End of browser session
OASZCAP, OAZCAP Used for frequency capping for zones End of browser session
OACBLOCK, OABLOCK Used for blocking delivery of the same campaign, banner, on the same page 30 days
OXLIA Used to store the timestamp of the last view of a banner 1 year
OXLCA Used to store the timestamp of the last click on a banner 1 year

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

Social Sharing (AddThis)

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. The cookies contain anonymous analytical data.

Cookie Expiry
_atuvc 13 months
_atuvs 30 mins

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.

Further Information

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 004 dated 09 April 2021