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Cookies Policy

Find out more about cookies and how to control them

Last updated: 8 March 2024

We use cookies to collect and store the information we automatically collect about your computer, device, and use of (the “Website”). You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information below.

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a certain webpage. Cookies are then sent back to the originating webpage on each subsequent visit, or to another webpage that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make the Website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the Website.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Website before or whether you are a new visitor.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

  • First party cookies, served directly by the Website owner to your computer or mobile device.
  • Third party cookies, which are served by a third party. We use third party cookies for analytics and social media purposes.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the Website to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the internet again.

2. How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to:

  • track traffic flow and patterns of travel in connection with the Website;
  • understand the total number of visitors to our Website on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac OS) used by our visitors;
  • monitor the performance of the Website and to continually improve it;

3. What types of cookies do we use?

The types of cookies used in connection with the Website can be classified into three categories, namely “Functional”, “Analytics" and ”Social media cookies”. We have set out some further information about each category, and the purposes of the cookies in the following table.

To find out more information about how to block any of these cookies, please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.

Functionality cookies.

Functionality cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to tailor the Website to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the Website, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided. For example, these cookies allow us to:

  • Save your language preference
  • Remember settings you have applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colours;
  • Store accessibility options.
Cookie namePurposeExpirationProvider 
gdprStorage of cookie consentAfter end of sessionInternal
LangLanguage choiceAfter end of sessionInternal

Analytics cookies.

We use performance/analytics cookies to analyze how the Website is accessed, used, or is performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Website. For example, these cookies allow us to:

  • Better understand our Website visitors so that we can improve how we present our content;
  • Collect information about Website visitors such as where they are located and what browsers they are using;
  • Determine the number of unique users of the Website;
  • Improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur; and
  • Conduct research and diagnostics to improve product offerings.

Social Media Cookies.

On some pages of our Website, third parties that provide applications through our Website may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of their applications or customize applications for you. For example, when you share content using a Twitter button on our Website, Twitter that has created the button will record that you have done this. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us. Some pages of our Website may also contain embedded content, such as video content from YouTube, and these sites may set their own cookies. The list of cookies below is therefore indicative as we do not control what cookies Twitter and YouTube are using. For more information, see the privacy policies from the different providers linked in the table below.

Cookie namePurposeExpirationProvider 
eu_cn, tfw_exp, mboxEdgeCluster, mbox, ct0, personalization_id, guest_id, gt, check, twittersessAre set by Twitter if the Twitter social plug-in on the Website has been activated by the user.<2 yearsTwitter   



Display YouTube videos on the WebsitePersistentYouTube/ Google  
CONSENTCarries out information about how the end user uses the Website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the Website.PersistentYouTube/ Google



To keep track of user preferences for YouTube videos embedded in sites; it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the YouTube interface.6 monthsYouTube/ Google



Track views of embedded videosAfter end of sessionYouTube/ Google

4. How to control or delete cookies

You can change your settings for cookies and similar technologies. Please click on the Privacy button available on the bottom right corner of each page. You can also withdraw your consent at any time by using this Privacy button. Please note that this will not fully remove the cookies that have already been set on your device.

You can delete cookies that have already been placed on your device by following these instructions:

Deleting cookies in Internet Explorer

Deleting cookies in Firefox

Deleting cookies in Chrome

Deleting cookies in Opera

Deleting cookies in Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Website may operate as intended. Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

If you want to clear all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, here are links where you can download three programs that clean out tracking cookies:

5. Changes to this Cookie Policy

We will occasionally update this Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Cookie Policy, we will revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this Cookie Policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share information held in cookies, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Website. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Cookie Policy or any of our other policies.

6. Need more information?

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

7. Cookies that have been set in the past

If you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

8. Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this cookies policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via email or at the address provided here: