What are ‘Cookies’?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by your browser on your device or computer when you use a website. They are often used to remember things that a website browser has done in the past, for example logging in to a secure area.
We use the following types of cookie:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or remember previous actions so you can navigate back to previous pages.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website 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 testing new website designs to ensure that users are finding what they are looking for more easily.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies 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 (for example, your username).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have viewed and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
You can manage cookies by choosing the setting on your internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please refer to the instructions or the online help files available via your relevant browser if you wish to manage cookies in this way. To manage cookies relating to targeted promotional activities, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.com.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.|
|AMP_TOKEN||30 seconds to 1 year||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
|_gac_<property-id></property-id>||90 days||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.|