Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of data and letters that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and serve a critical function for the website to operate as needed and make the user experience more efficient. For example, cookies remember your preferences and login information. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.

Are all cookies necessary and how can I control them?

Many cookies are set by websites to do a range of things. These include necessary cookies which must be kept on to allow the website to function. These cookies are used by us and help our website to become usable. These include first party cookies and enable basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. We also use third party cookies that are important to enable us to provide better user experience and comply with legislation. This includes cookie consent banners to comply with GDPR laws and marketing analytics cookies that help us to understand what pages and content our visitors enjoy and what we can do to improve the experience.

As an organisation we try and keep our cookies to a minimal to ensure there is a good balance between user experience, data privacy and our organisational needs. You can manage which cookies are used yourself through your browser settings. However, you cannot turn off necessary cookies as that will prevent you from using the website.

More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Below are our necessary cookies:

Cookie Name: CookieConsent

Type: Third Party

Lifespan: 365 days

Purpose: Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain

Cookie Name: PHPSESSID

Type: First Party

Lifespan: Session

Purpose: Preserves user session state across page requests.

Statistics Cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Below are our statistics cookies:

Cookie Name: _ga

Type: Third Party

Lifespan: 730 days

Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Cookie Name: _ga_#

Type: Third Party

Lifespan: 730 days

Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.

To get an overview of how our website is governed please read our Terms of Use.

For further information, please read our Privacy policy.

To review how we approach accessibility please read our Accessibility policy.