(Updated 29th May 2018)
What are web cookies?
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
What types of cookies we use and why?
- 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.
- 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 and remember your preferences.
- 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 (in anonymised form) with third parties for this purpose.
The table below provides more information about the cookies and other tracking technologies we use and why.
|Name of cookie||Owner||Purpose of the cookie||Duration|
|Hotjar||Hotjar Ltd||Hotjar provides services including heatmaps, visitor recordings, funnels and form analysis, feedback pools, surveys and recruiters. It provides us with information the behaviour of our visitors (for example, website usage, how they navigate, exit points, popular areas on a web page or obtain feedback from users). Hotjar uses a variety of services hosted by third parties, such as Google Analytics and Optimizely. For more information on Hotjar cookies, click here.||Session|
Website cookie acceptance
Turning cookies off
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