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To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

Make our website work as you’d expect
Improve the speed/security of the site
Continuously improve our website for you
Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
Pass data to advertising networks
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, your confirmation of your acceptance of cookies on the pop-up when you arrived at our site and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our cookies

Website Function Cookies

– Necessary Cookies

We may use cookies to make our website work, for example, enabling basic functions like page navigation and allowing you to add comments to our site.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

The necessary cookie PHPSESSID preserves user session state across pages.

– Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

The analytics plugin we use is Google Analytics.

– Marketing Cookies

The marketing cookies __atuvc, __atuvs, _at.cww, at-lojson-cache-#, at-rand, di2, loc, ouid, uid, uvc, vc and xtc are used by the social sharing platform AddThis to

Update the counter of the website’s social sharing features’
Ensure the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared to AddThis.
Register a geolocation which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located.
Create a unique user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks.
Detect how often Addthis encounters the same user.

– Unclassified Cookies

The cookies gdpr[allowed_cookies] and gdpr[consent_types] are used by our GDPR cookie consent plugin to obtain your consent to cookies and remember your decision on return visits to our site.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preference every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.