Cookies Policy

Last updated 16 June 2021



This policy explains how our website uses cookies. This policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy which explains how we use personal data.


Our website uses cookies (small text files which are stored on your device) and similar local storage technologies such as web beacons (all of which are collectively referred to as ‘cookies’ in this policy). These act as identifiers and enable us (or third parties, such as Facebook, who provide advertising or analytics services to us) to recognise end users when they navigate from one page to the next so that, for example, we can keep them logged in, configure pages and deliver relevant content and deliver targeted advertisements.


The types of cookies used are:

  • Essential cookies.These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. If you block or refuse these cookies, the website may not function as intended.
  • Analytical or performance cookies.These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies require your consent.
  • Functionality cookies.These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies require your consent.
  • Advertising/Targeting cookies.These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. These cookies require your consent.


Opting out: You can opt-out of cookies, either by refusing to consent to their installation or by adjusting your browser or device settings.

Some of the website cookies we use are set by third parties (such as Facebook or Instagram) for advertising purposes. You can control these cookies by adjusting privacy and advertising settings on your browser (using the opt-out links above) and/or the relevant third party’s site/application. Information about how to control cookies set by Facebook  can be found here:, For further information about targeted advertising and cookies generally please visit and


The cookies we use may include the following:

Cookie Type of cookie Purpose
_ga Third Party Analytics (Google) Used to distinguish users. This cookie has a 2 year default expiration.
_gid Third Party Analytics (Google) Used to distinguish users. This cookie has a 24 hour default expiration.
_gat, or _dc_gtm_<property-id> Third Party Analytics (Google) Used to throttle request rate. This cookie has a 1 minute default expiration.
AMP_TOKEN Third Party Analytics (Google) Contains a token that identifies users for analytics and can also be used to indicate an opt-out. This cookie has a default expiration period of between 30 seconds to 1 year.
_gac_<property-id> Third Party Analytics (Google) Contains advertising campaign related information and will be used for advertising unless a user has opted out. This cookie has a default expiration period of 90 days.
c_user and Xs Third Party Authentication (Facebook) Used to prevent Facebook users from being logged out. This is a tracking cookie with a 365 day default expiration.
fr Third Party Advertising (Facebook) Third party cookie used by Facebook to deliver, measure and improve the relevancy of ads with a 90 day default expiration.
csrf, sb, dbln Third Party Security (Facebook) Third party cookie used by Facebook to protect against spam, malware and fraud and to authenticate users
_fbp Third Party Analytics (Facebook) Third party cookie used by Facebook to identify browsers for the purpose of providing advertising and site analytics services and has a 90 day default expiration date.
oo Third Party Advertising Opt-Out Third party cookie used by Facebook to opt-out of seeing ads from Facebook based on your activity on third-party website and has a 5 year default expiration.







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