Cookie policy

What are Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts.
More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

  • Assisting you in navigation;
  • Analysing your use of our products, services or applications;
  • Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts (including behavioural advertising)

Before the website sets Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. None of the Cookies set by the website jeopardise your privacy in any way and no personal data is collected. By giving your consent to the setting of our Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you through our website.

How to control & delete cookies

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your web browser. By default, your browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered. If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Disabling Cookies may prevent you from using the full range of Services available on the website and you may lose any information that enables you to access the website more quickly.

Name of Cookie Domain Duration of storage Purpose
_ga 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Google Analytics
_gid 24 hours Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Google analytics
JSESSIONID Session Performance tracking across the website
PHPSESSID Session Preserves user session state across page requests.
NID 6 months Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning users device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
eu-accept-cookies 1 year The user has acknowledged that cookies are in use on this site.
IDE   Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are 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 setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Google Tag Manager Tag Manager is a tool for non-developers to be able to add tags to the website such as Linkedin or Facebook. Thus allowing them to link certain social media accounts to the site ensuring the website is accessible to the company’s target audience.
Googleapis Google Api's are developed by Google to allow developers to include certain Google features in their website. The example found in this website is the Google map found on the contact page. This could also be used for such things as 'google+ sign in' allowing users to link their Google account to any accounts they make with this website, thus limiting the number of usernames and passwords they need to remember This is Google Fonts. They are used on our websites to allow for an aesthetic look with the aim to engage users and make sure they enjoy viewing the website while they use it.


Targeting Cookies

They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. DoubleClick is a Google feature that is used to track the websites a user visits, allowing them to then show adverts specific to a user’s interests


Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect 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.

Google Analytics Google Analytics is a tool that allows us to view how users interact with the website.  For example, how users navigate through the website and which are the most popular pages. This allows us to tailor the website and the information provided to ensure the users have the most pleasant experience while using the website. This can also be used for some basic fault tolerance, for example if a particular page is not being viewed, or a specific link is never being clicked. This then gives us an early warning sign that this may not be working or could do with being enhanced to allow users to notice or use it more often.
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