What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent by a website to a web browser and contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. This enables the website to identify and track the web browser. Cookies can, among other functions,
enable a website to recognise a device each time it visits, remember user preferences and recommend content. Cookies in
themselves do not identify the individual user, but rather the computer used. However, some cookies will contain personal
provide you with a more personal user experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.
some are essential to the operation of a website whilst others are not. The different types of cookie are:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of 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.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website, enabling us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
What cookies do we use?
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie||Purpose||Expiry of cookie|
|DoubleClick for Publishers||This is a third-party cookie provided by Google, Inc. We use it to ensure you see advertisements that are relevant to you. Find out more at: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/doubleclick/publishers/welcome/.||24 months after being set.|
|has_js||We set this cookie so that we know you have JS enabled. This helps us optimise the experience when visiting our site.||This lasts as long as your browser session.|
|*optimizely*||These are cookies we use for A/B testing.||10 years|
|*parsley*||Parsley is a tool we use to validate forms on the front-end. This helps track which fields require validation and helps us track this across pages.||365 days|
|__distillery||Set by our third party Wistia Inc. It is a video player cookie recording the position where the video has been stopped to allow playback continuation.||1 year|
|muxData||Set by our third party Wistia Inc.||20 years|
What about third-party cookies?
Can I refuse or opt out of cookies?