What is a Cookie?
Why are cookies good?
Types of Cookies
First Party CookiesThese are set by the website that you are viewing and are only able to be viewed by that website.
Third Party CookiesThese are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website that you are visiting. An example of this type of cookie is when a third party analytics company will add a cookie to the site that you are visiting, so they can track data from users. Third party cookies can also be set by companies such as YouTube, who may embed content onto a web page and set their own cookies.
What Cookies do we use?
Other sites’ cookies (third party)
Take a look at their privacy policies in more detail here:
We use some third-party cookies to check how well our advertising campaigns are doing and improve their relevance to you. They allow us to show you ads if you have visited our site before and then track important behaviours that are valuable to us such as whether you fill in a contact form.
Here are some links that explain interest-based advertising and how to opt-out:
- Information on Facebook’s interest-based advertising
- Information on Twitter’s interest-based advertising
- Information on LinkedIn’s interest-based advertising
- Opt out of interest-based advertising on Facebook
- Opt out of interest-based advertising on Twitter
- Opt out of interest-based advertising on LinkedIn
We also use Google Ads. This allows us to show ads that are more relevant to you. We base this on what you are searching for on Google, and webpages that appeared to interest you most when you visited our site in the past.
What does a Cookie contain?
Each cookie is unique to the browser that you are using and is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only the server will be able to read the contents of the cookie. The cookie allows a website to store information about your preferences.
What cookies do we use?
|__atuvc||1 year 27 days||This cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.|
|__atuvs||30 minutes||This cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.|
|__stripe_mid||1 year||This cookie is set by Stripe payment gateway. This cookie is used to enable payment on the website without storing any patment information on a server.|
|__stripe_sid||30 minutes||This cookie is set by Stripe payment gateway. This cookie is used to enable payment on the website without storing any patment information on a server.|
|_fbp||3 months||This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.|
|_ga||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_ga_J5LWPYKMZS||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gat_UA-44681392-1||1 minute||This cookie is used to throttle request rate. These are third party cookies that are placed on your device to allow us to use the Google Analytics service. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.|
|_gid||1 day||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.|
|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||30 minutes||This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user.|
|_hjFirstSeen||30 minutes||This cookie identifies a new user's first session on a website, indicating whether or not Hotjar's seeing this user for the first time.|
|_hjid||1 year||This cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.|
|_hjIncludedInPageviewSample||2 minutes||This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by our site's pageview limit.|
|_hjIncludedInSessionSample||2 minutes||This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by our site's daily session limit.|
|CONSENT||16 years 10 months 17 days 7 hours 20 minutes||This cookie is used to keep track of the user’s consent and eventually to avoid repeating the short disclosure in future pages or future visits.|
|fr||3 months||The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.|
|IDE||1 year 24 days||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.|
|loc||1 year 27 days||This cookie is set by Addthis. This is a geolocation cookie to understand where the users sharing the information are located.|
|m||2 years||This cookie is set for fraud prevention purposes. Fraud detection uses technology that helps us assess the risk associated with an attempted transaction that is enabled on the Stripe User’s website or the application that collects information.|
|personalization_id||2 years||This cookie is set by twitter.com. It is used integrate the sharing features of this social media. It also stores information about how the user uses the website for tracking and targeting.|
|test_cookie||15 minutes||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users' browser supports cookies.|
|uvc||1 year 27 days||The cookie is set by addthis.com to determine the usage of Addthis.com service.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||5 months 27 days||This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.|
|vuid||2 years||This domain is owned by Vimeo. This cookie is used by vimeo to collect tracking information. It sets a unique ID to embed videos to the website.|
|xtc||1 year 27 days||This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.|
|YSC||session||This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.|
Why are we telling you all this?
Although your data is made anonymous to keep it safe, with all websites there is a risk, however small, that someone will try to maliciously steal information. We believe that cookies pose little threat to your privacy. But ultimately, we understand that you may still want to opt-out and turn off cookies.
What can I do if I don’t want Cookies to be set?
If you don’t like the idea of cookies storing your data, then you can block some or all cookies, you can even look to delete cookies that have already been set. The blocking of cookies can lead to the loss of some of the functionality of the website that you are currently viewing. For more information on how to delete and control cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
You can manage your cookies’ consent on this website here: Manage consent
19th February 2021