Cookies

The Website uses online technologies called “cookies”. Generally speaking, “cookies” are text files that are placed in your device’s browser, then stored on the device, and that can be used to help recognize that browser across different Web pages, websites, and browsing sessions.

Types of cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookies deemed as “strictly necessary cookies” are cookies that, if declined, may inhibit proper functionality of a website or web app.

Cookie Name Description
PHPSESSID Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
qtrans_front_language This holds the language selected for the site so that the user does not need to select the language each time they visit the site. This cookie does not expire.
promo_box Holds the information as to whether the visitor has seen the promotional pop up box, so as not to display it again in 24 hours.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie Name Description
_ga This is created by google analytics and holds the cookie version, the actual time  and a token to distinguish users. This cookie lasts 2 years
_gat Is created by google analytics and is used to throttle request rate to DoubleClick if used for advertising. This lasts 1 minute
_gid Same as _ga but held for 24 hours

Targeting / Advertising Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookie Name Description
Facebook Cookies c_user(facebook id), datr (browser id ) fr (encrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID), pl, sb, xs,reg_fb_gate,reg_fb_ref.
A full description can be found here https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
GPS, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC These are created by YouTube, eg if there are areas of the site with embedded YouTube videos.
These cookies help track the number of views for a particular video. The pref cookie will track user preferences and serve up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video.
NID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.

You can manage cookies using browser controls in your device (please refer to the “help” section of your browser for details). For further information about how to delete and control cookies go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

Although cookies may be disabled or deleted, you hereby acknowledge that all or part of the Website may not be accessible if you refuse cookies that are strictly necessary for the provision of the Website.


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