Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Cookie Preference||OptanoConsent||This cookie stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the user’s browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.|
|The cfduid cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from.
The cf_use_ob cookie is used to speed up caching & CDN and DNS, DDoS protection and security.
|Amazon Web Services||AWSALB||Application Load Balancer cookie.|
|ArcGIS||AGS_ROLES||Cookie generated by ArcGIS Online Geocoding Service for interactive maps.|
|Google Analytics Google||_ga
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
|Google Adwords||gclid||Google Ads click/conversion tracking.|
|gwtt||This cookie allows Google to track any call conversions on mobile devices. For example, if a customer clicks a phone number on the contact us page to dial from their mobile device|
|Google uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear.|
|Doubleclick is Google’s real time bidding advertising exchange.|
|Vimeo||vuid||These cookies are used by the Vimeo video player on websites.|
|Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party adverts and to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services.|
|Acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages. Cookies are set regardless of whether the visitor has an active Linkedin profile. LinkedIn’s marketing services enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.|
|YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.|
|Social Networking Services. Collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.|
How do I change my cookie settings?
The first time you visit our website from an internet browser you will be asked to set your cookie preferences using a ‘cookie manager’. The only cookies that will be delivered by default are those that are strictly necessary for website performance. All other types of cookies will be set to ‘off’ unless you choose to turn them on. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect. If you click accept all cookies then all types of cookies will be switched on.
Your preferences will be remembered for one year. This is because the ‘consent cookie’ will expire after one year. You will be then asked to choose your preferences again. If you wish to reset your cookie preferences using the cookie manager please click here.
You can also check your cookie settings via your web browser:
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