Cookie Policy

You can learn more detailed information in our Privacy Policy

Some cookies are essential, whilst others help us improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. The technology to maintain this privacy management relies on cookie identifiers. Removing or resetting your browser cookies will reset these preferences.

Essential Cookies

These cookies enable core website functionality, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Google Analytics Cookies

Google Analytics cookies help us to understand your experience of the website and do not store any personal data. 

Third-Party Cookies

Third-Party cookies are set by our partners and help us to improve your experience of the website. 

Essential Cookies 

"Essential" cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas and online billing. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

Name Description Expiration
Apache This cookie is set to provide a unique identification of the User and is passed back to the server with each subsequent request. The cookie allows us to distinguish between requests from multiple Users vs. multiple requests from the same User. The information is used by many features of the Content Management System as well as the systems responsible for protecting the website from abuse (e.g. a Denial of Service attack). one "session" (i.e. until the browser is closed)
cookie_option_shown This cookie controls whether the "privacy options" tab has been shown to the User. The tab appears only once per session on the first page that the User lands on. one "session" (i.e. until the browser is closed)
privacy_preference This cookie is set to record the fact that a User has opted to disable cookies. 1 year from set/update.
privacy_cookie_status This cookie is set to record the fact that a User has opted to enable cookies. 1 year from set/update.
cms_device This cookie detects what type of device is being used so that the user experience can be tailored accordingly. 6 months from set/update.


Name Description
_uetsid Bing is a search engine and advertising platform owned by Microsoft. This cookie is used by Bing Ads to assist with event tracking.  More information from Bing

Google Analytics 

We use Google Analytics to monitor usage of the website. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors (not by name or IP address). For more information see Google’s Privacy & Terms.

Name Description Expiration
__utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. 2 years from set/update.
__utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method. 30 minutes from set/update.
__utmc This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status.

Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.

Not set.
__utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site. 6 months from set/update.
__utm* Any cookies with this prefix are related to Google Analytics 6 months from set/update.
_gid, _ga* Any cookies with this prefix are related to Google Universal Analytics. This cookie assigns a client identifier by generating a random number to distinguish unique users. It is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and is included in each page request on a site. 2 years from set/update.


Name Description
__racnt, __racplx, __rasel, __ratel, __ra* This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view.  More information from Ruler Analytics

Lead Forensics 

Name Description
__zlcmid, lfuuid Lead Forensics is a software that reveals the identity of your anonymous website traffic and turns them into actionable leads within a business to business environment.   More information from Lead Forensics

Crazy Egg 

Name Description
_ceg.s, _ceg.u, _ce* CrazyEgg is product that provides detailed information about how a particular page is being used – it can monitor mouse movements and construct heatmaps to help us understand how better to structure our content. The product is a diagnostic tool so is usually only used for a few weeks at a time.  More information from CrazyEgg


Name Description
_fbp, fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

Google Advertising 

Name Description
__aid, __dsid, __gac, __gads, __gtag, __ide, __taid These are all cookies set by Google that may be used for us to display adverts to you when you are visiting other websites on the internet and for tracking anonymous data regarding our advertising campaigns.