- What are cookies and similar technologies?
- How to manage your cookie preferences
- Updates to this Policy
- How to contact us
2. What are cookies and similar technologies?
“Cookies” are small text files that websites place on your device as you are browsing. They are processed and stored by your web browser and help websites remember information about your visit. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org
“Local storage” is a similar technology to cookies and an alternative which we may also use.
Where we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we mean “cookies” or “local storage”.
In general, cookies are used to do lots of jobs. This could be for functional purposes to operate website functions, tracking purposes to collect analytical data or for third-party advertisement services.
What are the different types of cookies?
Session cookies – Cookies which expire once you close your web browser.
Persistent cookies – Cookies which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them.
First-party cookies – Cookies which are set on your device by the website you are visiting.
Third-party cookies – Cookies used within our services which are set on your device by other (third-party) organizations, such as analytical or advertisement services.
What are the different purposes for cookies?
Cookies are not all used for the same reasons and have different purposes. This can include:
Strictly necessary cookies – Also known as “essential cookies”, these cookies are essential for running our website. Without these cookies, parts of our website would not function.
Preference cookies – Also known as “functionality cookies”, these cookies are used to remember user preferences on our website to provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies may be set by us (first-party) or by a third-party whose services we added to our web page.
Statistics cookies – Also known as “performance cookies”, these cookies collect information about how visitors use our website. The information these cookies collect is anonymized, so it cannot be used to identify an individual user. It is used to improve how our website performs.
Marketing cookies – These may be placed by us or a third-party advertising network we use on our website. These cookies are generally used to personalize advertisements and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Information these cookies collect may be shared with third-party organizations or advertisers.
Essential and functional
The following cookies are essential to the running of our website:
- Cookie preference – These cookies are used to remember a user’s preference about cookies on our website.
Performance / Analytics
Analytical cookies are used to monitor the performance of our website. For example, to determine the number of pageviews and the number of unique users a website has.
Using Google Analytics (third-party service), we collect usage statistics to know how our website is accessed, is used and is performing. We use this information to better understand our audience and their usage of our website, to better engage with our audience as well as develop and improve our products and services.
We do not receive personally identifiable information through Google Analytics about users. Regarding IP addresses, according to Google, Google Analytics 4 does not log or store IP addresses – you can read this on Google’s support page.
Third-party advertisement services
- Deliver personalized advertisements relevant to your interests.
- To improve reporting on advertising campaigns performance by measuring how effective an advert is.
- To avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.
Third-party contact form service
To make our contact forms work, we use a third-party contact form service called Formspree. You may find that you are redirected to a Formspree webpage to confirm you are not a robot, to help prevent our contact form being abused to send us spam. As you will no longer be on our website because of this redirect, you may be exposed to Formspree’s cookies, which may allow Formspree and their third-parties to collect or share data about you. We have no control over Formspree cookies and this Policy does not apply to Formspree and their services.
Embedded third-party content
When you visit a page on our website with content embedded from a third-party service provider (such as YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter), they may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control the use of any third-party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third-party websites for more information about these cookies.
4. How to manage your cookie preferences
- Cookie setting in Firefox
- Cookie setting in Safari – desktop and mobile devices
- Cookie setting in Edge
- Cookie setting in Internet Explorer
- Cookie setting in Chrome
- Cookie setting in Opera
5. Updates to this Policy
We may occasionally make changes to this policy and when we do, the website’s cookie notice will be updated to reflect the changes and notify users.
6. How to contact us
If you need to contact us regarding this policy, please use our website’s contact form.