privacy & cookies

cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. 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.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which 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.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this website:

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Cookie NameDescriptionExpires
X-Mapping-ahelpkblInformation about which server is providing content to the userOn exit
PHPSESSIDTo identify your unique session on the websiteOn exit
SESSTo ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.On exit

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

ProviderNamePurposeMore info.
Google AnalyticsMultiple cookies prefixed with __utmThese cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.Google Privacy Policy
Google PlusMultiple cookies incl. PREF, NID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, SS, SIDThese cookies are used to enable sharing of content via Google+.Google Privacy Policy
TwitterMultiple cookies incl. guest_id, auth_token_session, secure_session, twll, remember_checked, k, others prefixed with __utmThese cookies are used to enable sharing of content via Twitter.Twitter Privacy Policy
FacebookMultiple cookies incl. datr, lu, c_user, fr, xs, presence, p, act, subThese cookies are used to enable sharing of content via Facebook.Facebook Privacy Policy
VimeoMultiple cookies incl. stats_start_date, __qca, home_active_tab, 5uid, uid, html_player, auto_load_stats, hd_preference, pl_volume, embed_preferences, site_settings, vimeo, others prefixed with __utmThese cookies are used by the embedded Vimeo player to enable playback of video remembering any playback preferences you have previously set.Vimeo Privacy Policy

links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.