Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or mobile device whenever you visit a website. They are very commonly used to make websites work or work better. They can provide information to the owners of the site and are used effectively to improve your experience of the website by making your visit quicker, easier and better.

Cookies are sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. They can be set by this website (first party cookies) or they may be set by other websites who are permitted to place content on pages within this site (third party cookies).

Here are some ways in which cookies can be used to improve your experience of a website:

  • Recognising that have already signed in with a username and password, so you don't need to do it for every web page you visit.
  • Saving your preferences, for example remembering selections so further visits can default to your required settings.
  • Help us to collect anonymous data and usage statistics. This can help us continually improve the website.

You may find out more information on cookies from the following links:

How to manage cookies

You can manage cookies through your browser settings, so that it can notify you when a cookie is received by the browser or to refuse cookies altogether. Your browser settings will also enable you to delete cookies that have been stored on your computer. Explore the 'Help' function on your browser or visit the links above for more information.

You may decide to allow or block cookies when using this website, however if you block any cookies the website might not function as expected.

About our cookies

We have grouped the cookies we use into four groups according to the International Chamber of Commerce guidelines.

Strictly necessary cookies

This type of cookie is essential to make the website work properly and for your security.

Cookie name Description
__AntiXsrfToken Helps to protect against XSRF attacks
.AspNet.ApplicationCookie Used by ASP.NET to allow users to log in to a user account.

Performance cookies

Similar to many other websites, we like to receive statistical information how people are using or accessing our site and to identify the popularity of different areas of the website. We do not collect any information that recognises you personally, but anonymous data that can help us to continually improve the website. Some cookies in this group may be created by a third party company, for example Google Analytics. Click here for more information on Google Analytics cookies.
Cookie name Description
_ga Google analytics cookie
_gat Google analytics cookie
__utma Google analytics cookie
__utmt Google analytics cookie
__utmb Google analytics cookie
__utmc Google analytics cookie
__utmz Google analytics cookie
__utmv Google analytics cookie

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow us to provide content tailored to you by remembering information and some selections you make on the website. If you like to receive personalised content before you sign in to the website, we suggest you keep these cookies enabled.

Cookie name Description
__atuvc Created and used by AddThis, a plugin to offer ways to share content.
web-cookie-check Used to test if cookies are enabled on your browser.
web-cookie-notice Used to decide if the cookie notice is to be shown on this website.
web-cookie-viewed Allows you to refer to a list of recently viewed properties.

Advertising cookies

Allowing these cookies will allow advertisers to show content related to you and your interests based on your previous searches and browsing in the past. Rather than displaying unrelated or unsuitable advertisements, you can receive more tailored content suitable for you.

Cookie name Description
We currently do not use any advertising cookies

The Cookie Policy was last updated on 1st March 2015.

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