What are Cookies?
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a website. They are stored on your computer and are sent back to the website or to another website that recognises the cookie. A cookie typically contains the name of the website from which the cookie has come; the lifetime of the cookie; and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Our cookies do not contain any personally-identifiable information and cannot collect information from your hard drive.
We use analytics programs to gather non-personal data regarding the visitors to our site, on our behalf, using cookies and code embedded in the site. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for analysis purposes.
Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookie.
Which Cookies do we use and what is their expiry date?
Google Analytics – Cookies used to track our website data. Used cookies: __utma (2 years), __utmb (30 mins), __utmc (browser session), __utmz (6 months), __utmv (2 years)
Cookie control – This controls your acceptance of cookies. Used cookies: stn-cookiecontrol (90 days)
Blocking Our Cookies
You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact or reduce the functionality of some websites. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, please refer to your handset manual.
Cookies set by Third Parties
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently on. For example, we might have a Facebook like button on our site. That like button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. That would be considered a third-party cookie. We do not have control over the cookies set by these services.
You should check the third party websites for more information about their own cookies.
Should you have any questions about our cookies or this Cookies Policy, please contact us here.