COOKIE POLICY

We collect information directly from you in a number of ways. One way is through our use of ‘cookies’. Most websites use cookies in order to make them work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. They help us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of the site.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit. They save and retrieve pieces of information about your visit to the website – for example, how you entered the site, how you navigated through the site and what information and documentation was of interest to you. This means that when you go back to a website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about you on your last visit. Some of our cookies are used to simply collect information about how visitors use our website and these types of cookies collect the information in an anonymous form.

If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. You can set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive. However, please be aware that if you do delete and block all cookies from our website, parts of the site will not then work. This is because some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of our website to operate. Likewise, you may not be able to use some products and services on other websites without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, please leave this site immediately and then delete and block all cookies from this site.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Name of cookie

Action

Information collected

exp_csrf_token

To prevent spam

No personal information

exp_last_activity

To validate csrf token

Timestamp of last page load

exp_last_visit

To prevent spam

Timestamp of last site load

exp_tracker

To prevent spam

1st party/session

 

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Name of cookie

Action

Information collected

__utma

Google analytics

Used to distinguish Unique visitor ID

__utmb

Google analytics

Used to determine new sessions/visits

__utmc

Google analytics

Operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmt

Google analytics

Used to throttle the request rate - keeps a counter of requests

__utmz

Google analytics

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site

_ga

Google analytics

Used to distinguish users.

_gid

Google analytics

Used to distinguish users.

_gat

Google analytics

Used to throttle request rate.

AMP_TOKEN

Google analytics

Contains a token.

_gac_UA-26580835-1

Google analytics

Contains campaign related information for the user.

_gat_gtag_UA-26580835-1

Google analytics

Contains campaign related information for the user.