What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones and other devices.
Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. In this policy, we refer to these technologies as “cookies.”
Types of cookies
Also called a transient cookie, a cookie that is erased when you close the web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from your computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
Also called a permanent cookie, or a stored cookie, a cookie that is stored on your hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a specific website.
First and third-party cookies
First party is when you come directly to our site by typing in our URL and third party is where you access our site through another company or website. For example if you click on a link from Facebook. They will then add their own cookie.
Analytics and optimisation cookies
We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect information about how you use our website.
Google Analytics cookies, expiry and use:
_ga – 2 years – Used to distinguish users.
_gid – 24 hours – Used to distinguish users.
_dc_gtm – 1 minute – Used to manage the rate at which pages are requested.
_utma – 24 months – Used to distinguish users and sessions.
_utmb – 30 mins from set/update – Used to determine new sessions/visits.
_utmz – 6 months from set/update – Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.
_gac_<property-id> – 90 days – Contains campaign related information for the user.
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.
Advertising and Retargeting cookies
How to control and remove cookies
If you want to restrict or remove the cookies set by our website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.
Find more info on how to control cookies on different browsers.
Changes to this cookie information
We update this information whenever we add or remove cookies.