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Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Consent to the use of cookies on our site

By continuing to use our Website, you are deemed to consent to our use of the cookies described in this Policy. If you do not consent to us using cookies then please read the next section of this Policy entitled “Blocking our Use of Cookies”.

Blocking our use of cookies

You can block our use of cookies by activating the settings in your browser or by following the instructions in the table below. Please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookie management and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.

What happens if I block cookies?

In order to use certain services offered through our Website, your web browser must accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent, or subsequently block cookies, some aspects of Site may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Website.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language).

  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

More information

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Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites

Google Analytics Privacy Overview

__utmb

Google Analytics

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites

Google Analytics Privacy Overview

__utmc

Google Analytics

Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites

Google Analytics Privacy Overview

__utmz

Google Analytics

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites

Google Analytics Privacy Overview

__utmv

Google Analytics

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites

Google Analytics Privacy Overview

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Facebook

This cookie is used to identify a user as logged in or not. it contains a token that can be used to validating the state of the user.

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Website

The cookie is used to hold the state of the users scrap book while they are logged out.

cookieconsent_status

Cookie Acceptance

This cookie is used to store the state of whether the user accept the use of cookies.


Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies and unless stated above, all cookies will expire after 2 years from the date of your last visit or when the cookie is placed.