Cookie Policy

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 list below explains the cookies we use and why.


Cookie name – IDE
Used by Google for advertising purposes
Further information – https://policies.google.com


Cookie name – _ga
Used by google analytics for user behaviour tracking.
Expires – 2 years from set/update
Further information – https://policies.google.com


Cookie name – _gid
Used by google analytics for user behaviour tracking.
Expires – 24 hours from set/update
Further information – https://policies.google.com


Cookie name – PREF
Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes.
Expires – 10 years from set/update
Further information – https://policies.google.com


Cookie name – VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes.
Expires – 8 months from set/update
Further information – https://policies.google.com


Cookie name – YSC
Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes.
Expires – at end of session
Further information – https://policies.google.com


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 can 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, all cookies will expire after the end of the browser session.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit – http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.allaboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance and prompt you every time a cookie is sent to you or to allow you to choose not to receive cookies at all. If you wish to block cookies, please follow the relevant instructions. Take care to ensure that the instructions you select match the type and version of your browser software:

IE11,10

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet options
  2. On the Privacy tab, move the slider up to Block all cookies

More information: Internet Explorer support

IE9,8,7

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options
  3. Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK

More information: Internet Explorer support

Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click Show advanced settings
  4. In the “Privacy” section, click the Content settings button
  5. In the “Cookies” section, select “Block sites from setting any data”

More information: Chrome support

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar and then ‘Options’
  2. Click on the ‘Cookie’ panel
  3. Select the Privacy panel
  4. Under the ‘Cookies’ section uncheck the ‘Accept cookies from sites’ option
  5. Click ‘OK’

More information: Firefox support

Safari 7

  1. Click on the Tools button from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’
  2. Click on the ‘Security’ panel
  3. Under the ‘Accept Cookies’ section click on ‘Never’
  4. Click on the X in the top right corner to close box

More information: Safari support

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