Cookie Policy

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 site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers 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. 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.
  • 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. 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, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and, if applicable, the advertising displayed on it, more relevant to your interests. We reserve the right to share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Google Analytics

In particular, our website uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web.

Google Analytics cookies may help track things such as how long you spend on our website and the pages that you visit so that we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please see the Google Analytics page.

Google also provides a complete privacy policy and instructions on opting-out of Google Analytics here.

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

PHPSESSIDNecessary cookie. This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
CookieControlNecessary cookie.
JSESSIONIDNecessary cookie. Used by sites written in JSP. General purpose platform session cookies that are used to maintain users’ state across page requests. This cookie is used on our Engaging Networks pages.
_gaAnalytical cookie. This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gidAnalytical cookie. This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_gatPerformance cookie. This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_fbpTargetting cookie. This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
frTargetting cookie. The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behaviour of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.

Content embedded on this site from other websites can set third party cookies. Examples include Google Maps for interactive mapping; Vimeo for hosted videos; and Flickr for images. When you visit a page containing embedded content, a cookie may be set. We aim not to embed content from other sites that will set third-party cookies.  We do not have any control over third-party cookies, and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. 

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you select this setting to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may be unable to access all or certain parts of our website.

The Network Advertising Initiative also offers a means to opt-out of a number of advertising cookies by visiting to learn more. Please note that opting-out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. Rather, it means that the company or companies from which you opted-out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your preferences and usage patterns.