Cookie policy old

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience. They enable a website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site.

What’s in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

What do we use cookies for?
(1) To remember you (anonymously) when you visit this website and keep track of your browsing patterns and to build up a profile of how you and other users use the website.
(2) To ensure our website works as efficiently as possible.

NB – The cookies we use do not hold any personal information about you.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in this cookie policy. The cookies used at are as follows:

Category: Necessary
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Cookie NamePurposeProviderTypeExpiry
__cfduidUsed by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.tawk.toHTTP1 year
Category: Statistics
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Cookie NamePurposeProviderTypeExpiry
_gaRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.gstatic.comHTTP2 Years
_gaRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the Years
_gatUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.gstatic.comHTTPSession
_gatUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request
_gidRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.gstatic.comHTTPSession
Category: Marketing
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
Cookie NamePurposeProviderTypeExpiry
collectUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing
NIDRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted months
Category: Unclassified
Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.
Cookie NamePurposeProviderTypeExpiry days
ssUnclassifiedva.tawk.toHTTP1 year
tawkUUIDUnclassifiedva.tawk.toHTTP179 days
tawkUUIDUnclassifiedva.tawk.toHTTP179 days years