Cookie Policy

Last updated: 1 March 2022

This Cookie Policy explains how we use cookies and similar technologies as well as the options you have to control them. It should be read together with our Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

To reset cookie settings to default (essential cookies only) and change your consent, please click here.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a site stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. Browsers support cookies and similar technologies (such as local storage and pixels) so that a website like ours can remember information about your visit and can use the information to improve your experience and to create aggregated anonymized statistics about usage of the site. In this Policy, we use the term “cookie” to refer both to cookies and similar technologies.

Cookies may be set by the site you are visiting (called “first-party cookies”) or by a third party, such as those who provide analytics or advertising services or interactive content on the site (“third-party cookies”).

Our first-party cookies currently include cookies that are strictly necessary and functional cookies, and may include cookies related to analytics in the future.

Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential for our services to function properly and securely and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but then some parts of the site will not work.

Functional: These cookies enable us to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these features may not function properly.

Analytics: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

How we use cookies

At the date of the last update of this Cookie Policy, the list below represents a comprehensive list of all cookies set on the Platform, but please note that the cookies we use are subject to fairly frequent change. The purposes of the cookies in use, as described below will not change without this policy being updated. However we may not update this policy every time the identity of a particular cookie or the party setting the cookie changes.

First-party cookies
Name Category Purpose Expiry
session Strictly Necessary Stores information that identifies your browsing session, and enables essential and/or security features of the website, such as navigation, signing up, resetting password When your browsing session ends
remember_token Functional Stores a token needed to remember a logged-in user between visits 1 year
Third-party cookies

Currently all of our third-party cookies are for Analytics purposes only.

Google Analytics

The most up-to-date information about Google Analytics cookies are available at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gtagjs/cookie-usage.

Hotjar

The most up-to-date information about Hotjar cookies are available at https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011789248-Hotjar-Cookies.

How to block cookies

It is possible to block cookies, although remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of the Platform do not work properly.

However, if you do wish to disable cookies then you can do so by amending the settings within your browser or mobile device. The links below show you how to disable cookies in some common environments.

Desktop browser settings

Your browser includes controls that allow you to manage the use of cookies by the sites that you visit. Most browsers have features that enable you to see and delete cookies stored on your device and to block cookies from all or selected sites. For more information, here are links to external help materials from some of the popular browsers:

Mobile device settings

Your mobile device may also include browser settings that allow you to manage the use of cookies, especially if the device supports installing apps such as Apple and Android devices. Apple and Android devices also include additional device settings that control whether advertising partners can use information about your app activity for advertising purposes. On Apple Devices, you can search for a setting called Limit Ad Tracking. On Android, you can search for a setting called Opt out of Ads Personalization.

Third-party opt-outs

Google provides web users with the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to prevent the collection of data via Google Analytics.

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at http://www.allaboutcookies.org. If you have any queries regarding this Cookie Policy please contact us at [email protected].