A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website server to your browserand stored on your computer. Cookies allow website operators to accumulate useful information, such as whether the computer (or its user) has visited the site before. Cookies are needed for a number of functions which make websites work, or work more efficiently, and they can provide information to website owners about how you use their website. Cookies can also be used to show you adverts that are relevant to you, based on your browsing habits, to personalize your user experience.
We use both persistent cookies (which expire on a specified date) and session cookies (which expire when you close your browser).
The cookies used on this site have been categorised based on definitions given in the ICC UK Cookie Guide. We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our
- Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count our website’s 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. We use Google Analytics performance cookies to provide anonymous statistics on how our site is used. Some of our performance cookies may be managed by third parties.
- 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 or region – or your cookies and marketing preferences).
- 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.]
In addition to telling us your preferences, you can also configure cookie settings in your web browser. You can find out more about how to do this at the following links:
What cookies do we use?
We use the following first party cookies on the website – these are cookies that we send to your browser.
|Cookie Name||Cokie Description||Expiration||Type|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 Years||HTTP Cookie|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||1 Day||HTTP Cookie|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 Days||HTTP Cookie|
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
|et_bloom_optin_optin_4_8e38faab21_imp||ssumbrella.co.uk||Captures the Name and Email Id for Newsletters||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
Further information about cookies
There’s a lot of good information about cookies available online. For more information about cookies generally, visit allaboutcookies.org.
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