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We use cookies to help us improve the way our website works.

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.

The cookies we use on our website are “strictly necessary” cookies, “functionality cookies”, and "analytical”/”performance" cookies.

The “strictly necessary” cookies do not store personal data or information about users. They are currently session based. The “analytical”/”performance” cookies are “anonymous” (i.e. they do not identify or track users) and provide anonymous aggregated data. These cookies are not session based (please find an indicative expiry time further below).

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

Cookie type Name Purpose More information
Standard browser cookie (a first party cookie) PHPSESSID This cookie is used for the operation of our website and enables users to complete forms on our website, allows us to exchange data between the pages on our website, temporarily storing information about your preferences.  
cookie acceptance cookie cookiesDirective This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on our website. It is set only when cookies have been accepted.  
Google Analytics cookie (a third party cookie) _utma
This cookie is set by a third party service supplier we have appointed, Google Analytics.

The cookie is used to provide us with data about how users of our website are using the website (e.g. the cookie enables us to establish what the most popular page on our website with users is etc.)

As far as we are aware, Google does not use the anonymous aggregated data for its own business purposes.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

You could block cookies by activating the relevant setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. If, however, you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Currently cookies on our website may last up to two years.