COOKIES

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit our website which enhance your experience and monitor our website traffic. These are stored on your device so that our website may read them and recall your chosen preferences for our website. Third-party providers may also set cookies on your device for other reasons, such as to retain your preferences for media displayed by them, or for marketing reasons.

All cookies have a particular duration associated with them, after which they expire and your consent decisions must be refreshed. More detailed information can be found below in the Cookie Details section of this page.

This page outlines our use of cookies, and the cookies of third-parties so that you may make an informed decision on your consent status on the use of cookies on your device.

Legal Statement

According to prevailing law, we may place cookies which are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website on your device without consent. Other cookies require your consent before they may be placed on your device.

Types of Cookies

Cookies on our website can be broken down in to four categories:

CategoryPurpose
Necessary:These cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of the website. Without necessary cookies some parts of the website may not work and we may not be able to provide services requested.
Statistics:These cookies allow for the traffic on the website to be monitored for analytical reasons. Information collected and reported through them is anonymous.
Preferences:These cookies record your preferences with regard to certain functions on the website, assuring the website or media on the website function optimally for you.
Marketing:These cookies track visitors’ actions on the website. This information can be used to ensure relevant and interesting advertisements are provided to the user.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies in order to provide an easy to use and well-functioning website to serve your needs that recalls how you prefer website functions to operate. They also allow us to monitor how visitors are using and interacting with our website so that we may continue to enhance your experience.

They also allow for information to be gathered that allows for more relevant advertisements to be provided to you on other websites, based on interests and activity recorded on ours.

How to Manage Cookies

The below menu allows for you to choose which types of cookie you wish to consent to the use of on our website. Simply check the boxes of the cookies you wish to consent to and the Accept button to save your settings. The Necessary Cookies box is pre-ticked and cannot be un-ticked. Should you ever wish to change your cookie settings you can do so via our page here, or by manually deleting them in a method appropriate to the browser you use (please consult your particular browser’s information or help service for details on how to do this).

Cookie banner can be viewed here

Full list of cookies used

Cookie name Duration Purpose Category
CookieConsent 1 year Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain Necessary
_sharethis_cookie_test_ Session This cookie determines whether the browser accepts cookies. Necessary
PHPSESSID 1 day Preserves user session state across page requests. Necessary
yt-player-bandaid-host Persistent Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor's device and network settings. Preferences
_ga 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Statistics
_gid 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Statistics
_gat 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Statistics
yt-player-headers-readable Persistent Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor's device and network settings. Preferences
st_samesite Session Used by ShareThis to track visitor’s website navigation and preferences - This is used for internal statistics and marketing. Marketing
test_cookie 1 day Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies. Marketing
IDE 1 year Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. Marketing
tr Session Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Marketing
fr 3 months Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Marketing
_fbp 3 months Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Marketing
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 179 days Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. Marketing
YSC Session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Marketing
yt-remote-device-id Persistent Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Marketing
yt-remote-connected-devices Persistent Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Marketing
yt-remote-session-app Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Marketing
yt-remote-cast-installed Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Marketing
yt-remote-session-name Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Marketing
yt-remote-fast-check-period Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Marketing
CookieConsent 1 year Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain Necessary
CookieConsent 1 year Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain Necessary
ASPSESSIONID# Session Preserves users states across page requests. Necessary