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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of text that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive (via your browser). Once agreed, your browser adds that text in a small file. A cookie helps analyse web traffic or helps the use of our interactive devices. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor those pages you find useful and those you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you other than the data you choose to share with us. This practice is strictly adhered to. We know that people have concerns about cookies but we believe that the benefits we both gain from their proper use are worthwhile. You may set any browser to notify you of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely. You can delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your Internet Browser.

 

How do you manage your Cookies?

All internet browsers allow the management of the cookies stored on your computer; however the process changes dependant on which browser you have:

Google Chrome - Manage your cookies and site data
Mozilla Firefox - Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences
Internet Explorer (9+) - How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer 9

Alternatively, Allaboutcookies.org have written some excellent guides on managing your cookies for each browser and you can find these here.

How we use cookies:

Cookie Names Persistance Purpose
Google Analytics
  • __ga
  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmz
  • 2 Years
  • 2 Years
  • 1 Year
  • Session Only
  • 6 months
Provides insights into visitor interactions on our website. This helps us understand our visitor's needs and this information allows us to improve our website, our communications with our customers and to provide a high quality service by providing our visitors information that they’re looking for in a way which is useful to them.
Google Maps
  • SNID
  • NID
  • PREF
  • 6 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 2 Years
These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.
QuBit QTracker
  • _qubitTracker
  • _qst
  • qtag_
  • Qbef
  • _qsst
  • _qPageNum
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
  • Session Only
  • Session Only
Provides insights into the visitor journey, allowing us to analyse this and improve our website by providing our visitors information that they’re looking for in a way which is useful to them..
Smart Serve
  • qb_etc_status
  • qb_ss_status
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
Allows for A/B testing or split testing - Read More on Wikipedia
Gold Seal Windows
  • ARPT
  • sc.ASP.NET_SESSIONID
  • ASP.NET_SessionId
  • ahTelNo
  • Referrer
  • Session Only
  • Session Only
  • Session Only
  • 30 Days
  • 30 Days
These cookies maintain your user session state, allowing us to store data for the duration of your session on the site.
Visual Web Optimizer
  • _vis_opt_exp_*_combii
  • _vis_opt_exp_*_goal_1
  • _vis_opt_s
  • _vis_opt_test_cookie
  • 3 Months
  • 3 Months
  • 3 Months
  • Session Only
Allows for A/B testing or split testing - Read More on Wikipedia
DoubleClick
  • _drt_
  • Id
  • 12 Hours
  • 3 Months
These cookies help us deliver targeted advertisements to visitors to our website when they visit third party websites, and track conversions.
AppNexus
  • uuid2
  • sess
  • anj
  • 3 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Months
These cookies help us deliver targeted advertisements to visitors to our website when they visit third party websites, and track conversions.
Invite Media
  • _segments_p1
  • conversions
  • io_freq_p1
  • impressions_p1
  • camp_freq_p1
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
These cookies help us deliver targeted advertisements to visitors to our website when they visit third party websites, and track conversions.