‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. Please read the section “Essential and non-essential cookies” below for more information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies.
For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
We have categorised the cookies we use in four categories
|Name of Cookie||Essential or Non-essential?||Type of cookie||First or Third party?||Session or Persistent?||Expiry Time||Purpose|
|CMSSESSID||Essential||Essential||First||Session||Session||Content Management System Session Cookie|
|NID||Non Essential||Preference||Third||Persistent||Month||Remembering Google user preferences|
|SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, SIDCC, HSID, PREF||Non Essential||Preference||Third||Persistent||Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.||Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.|
|1P_JAR||Non Essential||Advertising||Third||Persistent||1 month||Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes|
|__gads||Non Essential||Advertising||Third||Persistent||2 years||This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue. You can find out more on https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en|
|Name of Cookie||Purpose|
|CMSSESSID||Content Management System Session Cookie|
|Preference and Functionality Cookies|
|mediaplan||This is a (one day) persistent functionality cookie to improve load balancing functionality of hosting server|
|mediaplanBAK||This is a (one day) persistent functionality cookie to improve load balancing functionality of hosting server|
|NID||This is a (one month) persistent preference cookie for remembering Google user preferences|
|Analytics and customisation cookies|
|Advertising (Targeting) Cookies|
|1P_JAR||This is a third party persistent cookie set by Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes. The cookie will remain on your device for 1 month.|
|__gads||This third party persistent cookie remains for 2 years and is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue. You can find out more on https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en|
How to opt out of essential cookies
Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.
You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.
For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
How to opt in or out from analytical cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies in the help menus of your browser.