Cookies

1 Cookies

1.1 Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the website, users are agreeing to our use of cookies.

1.2 A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of their computer. We only use (and store) non-essential cookies on your computer’s browser or hard drive if you provide your consent.

1.3 We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website or software. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our software, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They 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 recognise you when you return to our website or software. Where applicable, this enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website or software, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website or software more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose

1.4 You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

JSESSIONID

Purpose:
Page load time monitoring

Expiration:
When the session expires

More information:
https://docs.newrelic.com/docs/browser/new-relic-browser/page-load-timing-resources/new-relic-cookies-used-browser#jsessionid

PHPSESSID

Purpose:
PHP session cookie, used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie

Expiration:
When the session expires

_ga

Purpose:
Used to distinguish users

Expiration:
2 years

More information:
Full explanation of Google Analytics cookie usage available here from https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

_gid

Purpose:
Used to distinguish users

Expiration:
24 hours

_gat

Purpose:
Used to throttle request rate

Expiration:
1 minute

1.5 Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

1.6 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) they may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

1.7 Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire as outlined under the expiration column in the table included in paragraph 1.4.