Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people who visit those websites.

These text files allow a website to remember your device and how you interacted with the website. This information is useful as it will help 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 Name Information Expiry
Cookie preference alert This cookie is used to remember when you close the cookie popup so that you don’t see it every time you visit a page. This cookie expires in 1 month
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga
_gat_gtag_UA_XXX_1
_gid
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.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

_ga expires 2 years after your last visit to the website.
_gat_gtag_UA_XXX_1 is deleted the moment you close your browser.
_gid expires 1 day after your last visit to the website.
reCaptcha NID When you tick the “I’m not a robot” box on our contact or application forms, Google may leave a cookie on your machine to keep track of your status. This helps you to be verified quicker next time you have to fill in a form.

Read Google’s Privacy Policy or Read Google’s Terms of Service

This cookie expires in 18 months.
Google Maps SID
SAPISID
APISID
SSID
HSID
NID
PREF
Google set a number of cookies pages that includes a Google Map. They include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. PREF for example, stores your preferred zoom level.

Read Google’s Privacy Policy

Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
YouTube embeds PREF
VSC
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
remote_sid
We embed videos using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode which means cookies may only be left on your computer by YouTube once you click on the video player. YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Find out more on the YouTube website

PREF – Expires after eight months
VSC – expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – Expires after eight months
remote_sid – Expires at the end of your session

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.