What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Cookies used on this site
We use the following cookies:
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 or 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.
Below is a list of the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them:
|Cookie name||What we use them for|
|blogpopup||Used to remember if you have interacted with our blog signup popup form, so it does not repeatedly appear.|
|blogsignup||Used to remember if you have filled in one of our blog signup forms on the website, so it does not repeatedly appear.|
|__cfduid||This cookie is set by a third party Cloudflare but is strictly necessary for the security of our website. An explanation of Cloudflare can be found in the third party section of this policy.|
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is set and stored by default and is responsible for handling PHP sessions securely. An example of when this is used on the site is when submitting form data. When you fill in a form, this data may be used on another page of the site to submit the data and an error or thank you message is returned on this other page depending on the result.|
|These are added as part of our captcha plugin used by our website forms. This is used for security purposes to make sure it is a human submitting our forms.|
|obcookies||Used to remember if you have already responded to the message notifying you that cookies are used on this website.|
|obcookies-thirdparty||Used to remember if you have agreed to allowing third party cookies to be used on this website.|
Third party cookies
This website uses third party tracking cookies to collect information such as the number of visitors to the site and the most popular pages. Keeping these cookies enabled whilst you browse our site helps us to improve our website and your experience using the website.
We may from time to time use content from other external sites for example a video from YouTube or a map from Google. We may also provide you with the opportunity to share information using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram who may themselves also put cookies on your machine. As a result, you may be sent cookies from these other websites.
Our site does not control these cookies. Please check these third-party websites for more information about the cookies they use or for further information on cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.
Below is a list of the third-party’s we use for tracking purposes by our website and what each is used for:
|Third party||What we use them for|
|AddThis||We use AddThis code on our website to provide quick access to sharing content on our site via various channels like email and a wide range of social media sites. The cookies set by AddThis do not identify you personally and the information is generalised and can’t be tracked by us back to individual users.
|Cloudflare||We use Cloudflare to add increased performance and security to our site. The cookie set by Cloudflare helps them detect malicious visitors to our website and minimises blocking legitimate users. The cookies set by Cloudflare do not identify you personally and the information is generalised and can’t be tracked by back to individual users.
|Google Analytics||Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website, so we can see what content is popular to help us improve our website. The information is anonymised and displayed as numbers that cannot be traced back to individuals.
Opt out of Google Analytics service if you wish: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
|We use the LinkedIn insight Tag to measure the performance of our LinkedIn adverts that link back to our site. Information about your visit on our website may be transmitted to LinkedIn and stored on servers in the United States. These cookies do not identify you personally unless you are logged into LinkedIn, in which case it is linked to your LinkedIn account. However, this information is generalised and can’t be tracked by us back to individual users.
|Vimeo||We occasionally embed videos onto our website hosted on Vimeo. When you visit a Vimeo website or view an embedded video from Vimeo on our website, Vimeo and third parties will set cookies in your browser. Vimeo sets essential cookies to enable certain features and remember your preferences. For example, cookies keep you logged in, allow you to purchase items, and maintain your language and volume settings. Third parties set cookies for both essential and non-essential purposes including analytics (e.g., Google Analytics) and advertising (e.g., Google DoubleClick for Publishers).
Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Vimeo and stored on servers in the United States. These cookies do not identify you personally unless you are logged into Vimeo, in which case it is linked to your Vimeo account.
|YouTube||We occasionally embed videos onto our website hosted on YouTube. Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes an embedded YouTube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information used to measure the number and behaviour of YouTube users – including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one.
Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.
A cookie in no way gives access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or block cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, however you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be to access all or parts of our website.
You can adjust your cookie settings for our website anytime by clicking here.