2. Cookies overview
We use the term cookie to refer to all technologies which store and access information on the device that you use to access our sites, such as your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
There are different types of cookies. Cookies served by the entity that operates the domain you are visiting are called “first party cookies”. So cookies served by us while you are on this site, are first party cookies. Cookies served by companies that are not operating the domain you’re visiting are called “third party cookies” over which we have no control. So, for example, we may allow Google to set a cookie on your browser while you visit this site – that would be a third party cookie. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
Cookies may also last for different periods of time. “Session cookies” only last as long as your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “persistent cookies” meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they may recognise your device when you re-open your browser and browse the internet again. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after six months.
3. Your choices
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our site works, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our services.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link, and we have indicated where this is possible in the table below.
4. More information
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
5. Types and purposes of cookies
The following tables set out the different cookies that our site uses and why we use them. We have also listed some of the key third parties we work with.
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
Set by Google to distinguish users.
This cookie is used by the website’s WordPress theme. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.
The pardot cookie is set while the visitor is logged in as a Pardot user. The cookie indicates an active session and is not used for tracking.
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