Cookie Policy

This cookie policy is intended to inform you how we use “cookies” and similar technologies on our website at and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website. Please take a moment to read and understand this Cookie Policy. This Cookie Policy should also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

What are Cookies?

Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website or mobile application. Cookies are used by us as part of our Website and they are also used by some of our third party partners.

For more details on cookies and similar technologies please visit All About Cookies. For the purposes of the remaining sections of this Cookie Policy we will refer to all technologies using the above features as “cookies”.

Consent to use our Cookies

By using the Website you acknowledge that we may store and access essential cookies on your computer or other device. Essential cookies are cookies which are essential for the operation of our Website.

Further, where you give permission, we may also store and access certain non-essential cookies on your computer or other device. These cookies are not essential to the operation of our Website but allow us to provide additional functionality or to gather additional information about your use of our Website. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential cookies and we will not place such cookies until you have given your consent.

If you wish to block or delete cookies, or you would like to withdraw consent to our use of non-essential cookies, you can find out how to do so below.

What do we do with Cookies?

Essential Cookies

We use cookies where they are essential for the operation of the Website to run properly.

Analytics Cookies

We use “analytics” cookies. These, along with other information, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people using the Website and which features of our Website are most popular. We use this information to improve the Website. We do not generally store any information that you provide to us in a cookie.

Functional Cookies

These cookies allow the provision of enhanced functionality and personalisation, such as videos and live chats. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these functionalities may not function properly.

Session Cookies

We use cookies to allow the Website to uniquely identify your browsing session on our Website, which allows us to coordinate this information with data from our Website server.

What Cookies do we use on our website?

The table below sets out more information about the individual cookies used on our Website and the purposes for which they are used:

Domain Cookie Name Party Type / Purpose Expiry More Information _gat 1st Party cookie Analytics cookie 1 minute Used to throttle request rate
_ga 1st Party cookie Analytics cookie 2 years Used to distinguish users
_gid 1st Party cookie Analytics cookie 24 hours Used to distinguish users
visited 1st Party cookie Essential cookie 20 years Tracks if consent has been given to use cookies
analytics 1st Party cookie Essential cookie 3 months Tracks if consent has been given to use analytics cookies
laravel_session 1st Party Ccookie Essential cookie Session NID 3rd Party cookie Functional cookie 6 months This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear

CONSENT 3rd Party cookie Functional cookie 20 years Google Search results NID 3rd Party cookie Functional cookie 6 months

vuid 3rd Party cookie Functional / Analytics cookie 2 years Vimeo Analytics unique id player 3rd Party cookie Functional cookie 1 year
Glossary of terms

Domain name

The domain is where the cookie is set e.g.

Cookie Name

The cookie name is an identifier. Several cookies can have the same name but serve different domains or functions.


1st party cookies are set by our Website.

3rd party cookies are set by other services and are outside our control.


Describes the type or purpose of the cookie in order to help classify them.


This is when the cookie expires and is deleted from your computer. If it is a session cookie then it will end when you close your browser. Other cookies are persistent and may last years.

What happens when you refuse, block or delete cookies?

In order to use some parts of our Website you will need to accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent to our use of cookies, or you subsequently block or delete cookies, some aspects of our Website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Website.

Can you block cookies?

You can block the use of cookies altogether by activating the relevant settings in your browser or by following the link below. For more information on cookie management and blocking or deleting cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit All About Cookies.

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