What is a Cookie?
A “cookie” is a small text file which is downloaded and stored on your computer or device that uniquely identifies your browser or device. This Website uses different types of cookies. Some cookies on this Website are placed by us and some are placed by third parties. The purposes for which they are used are set out in this Cookies Policy.
Cookies used by this Website
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies enable you to navigate around the Website and allow the features of the Website to work correctly. The Website cannot function without these cookies.
Some examples of strictly necessary cookies used on this Website include:
|This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the user’s browser, when consent is not given.
|This cookie is used by the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework to store the user’s consent to the data collection purposes. The cookie holds an encrypted consent string that vendors participating in the framework can read and determine the user’s consent.
Functional cookies collect information about how you use the Website and remember choices you have made in the past so we can provide a higher quality experience to you by customising our services (e.g. choice of language, font size, location, topics of interest). This information is usually anonymised and is not used for any other purpose.
Some examples of functional cookies used on this Website include:
|This is a Cloudflare cookie which helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots. According to Cloudflare, it places this cookie on end user devices that access sites protected by Cloudflare’s bot solutions which identify and mitigate automated traffic to protect the sites from bad bots.
|This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is video hosting / sharing.
Performance Cookies – These cookies help us to understand how many visitors interact with the Website and what pages are visited, by collecting and reporting information anonymously. This data will help us understand who is using the Website and how we can improve its contents. Performance cookies also allow you to share pages with social networks and post comments.
Some examples of performance cookies used on this Website include:
|This is a Hotjar cookie that is set when a user first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist a unique identifier called “Hotjar User ID” which is unique to that site. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
|This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
Targeting Cookies – Targeting cookies collect information about your browsing habits and are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests.
Some examples of targeting cookies used on this Website include:
|YouTube, a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos, collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
|These domains are owned by LinkedIn. They typically act as third party hosts where website owners have placed one of their content sharing buttons in their webpages.
Managing Your Cookie Settings
As noted above, the first time you visit this Website, you will be presented with a banner with a link to this Cookies Policy. The cookie banner will contain a button labelled “Cookies Settings” and by clicking on this button, you will be able to change your cookie preferences.
In addition, you may change your cookie settings through your Internet browser. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your Internet browser. The “HELP” function within your browser will provide detailed instructions as to how to do this.
How to Opt-Out of Cookies
As above, you can change your cookie preferences, including opting-out of particular cookies, by clicking on the “Cookies Settings” button in our cookie banner. You can also disable cookies for the Website in your browser settings. The “HELP” function within your browser will provide detailed instructions as to how to do this.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains information on how to block cookies for a wide variety of browsers. You will find details for how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.
Some of the services offered by this Website will be limited or will not function well if cookies are disabled.
Third Party Websites
We may update this Cookies Policy and we encourage you to review the policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. This Cookies Policy was last updated in February 2024.