Cookies are small text files that will be stored in your device (computer, mobile phone or tablet) via your browser in order to improve your experience of using the website and to enable certain functions.
The information in the cookies relates to your device, your browser and to the way you browse through our content and is not linked to your name, address or e-mail address.
Cookies can be placed on our website by us or by third parties with whom we co-operate to help us diagnose technical problems, analyse the traffic to our website, analyse trends, observe and measure how our visitors engage with our website and identify preferences.
Strictly necessary cookies
This is a system cookie, generated by the Silver Stripe framework. It is strictly necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about strictly necessary cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Our website is built using a programming language called PHP. PHPSESSID is a cookie used by PHP to allow us to store a unique session identifier each time you visit our website. It does not contain any identifying information and is deleted once you close the browser window. "i4kqoec2iglvbls9b8lk8ar2n3" is an example of the data stored in this cookie.
All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Only Google Analytics has access to the data collected via these cookies and we do not make this data available to third parties.
This _hjIncludedInSample cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc.
This _hjid 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.
Changing your cookie preferences
You can prevent your browser from storing cookies via your browser settings. You can also remove cookies from your device at any time by deleting your browser history.
You can use your web browser to:
delete all cookies;
block all cookies;
allow all cookies;
block third-party cookies;
clear all cookies when you close the browser;
open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.
Most web browsers allow you to delete, or prevent the storage of, cookies through the browser settings.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, on your browser, please use the following links:
Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
The Internet Advertising Bureau website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users opt out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
New technologies such as Mozilla's 'Do Not Track' allow you to tell websites not to track you.
Internet Explorer has a feature called 'Tracking Protection Lists', which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.
Most of the cookies we use will be deleted when you end the browser session. Other cookies will remain stored in your device until removed via your browser settings. The web analytics cookies can be stored in your device maximum of 10 years or until removed via your browser settings.
We may update the Cookies Policy from time to time. You can see the date on which the last change was made at the end of this policy. We advise you to review our Cookies Policy on a regular basis so that you are aware of any changes.
If you have any questions related to this statement or any data protection concerns, or would like to exercise your rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This statement was updated on: 25th June 2018