A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The below list contains information on the cookies we use on our site and what they are used for.
|SESS (Unique Code)||This cookie is used to calculate how much time you have spent on our website. This cookie is also used to store any preferences you have applied or information you have entered within specific areas on our website, such as account credentials, search queries, content formatting, contact queries, questionnaires, etc.||1 month|
|_ga||This cookie is used to detect if you have visited our website. It is used by Google Analytics service.||24 months|
|_gat||This cookie is used to detect if you have visited our website (alternative method to the above). It is used by Google Analytics service.||10 minutes|
|__atuvc||This cookie is used to detect if you have shared any aspect of our website. It is used by AddThis service.||24 months|
|__atuvs||This cookie is used to detect if you have shared any aspect of our website (alternative method to the above). It is used by AddThis service.||30 minutes|
What do we use the cookie information for?
We use the information we get from cookies to understand how our site is used and to make your journey through our site smoother. We also use them to make sure that you see the information that is relevant to you.