Last Updated: 17/10/2018

  1. Our website(s) containing the link to this policy (the "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 Website. By continuing to browse our Website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
  2. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device's hard drive.
  3. We use the following types of 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 the Website for example your account, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
    • analytical/performance cookies. These cookies enable us to recognise visitors, to analyse how many our Website receives, and to examine how all our visitors navigate around the Website when using it. This helps us to improve the Website’s operation and functionality for example by presenting the information on it in a way that makes it easier to access all of the relevant webpages more easily.
    • functionality cookies. These cookies are used to enable us to identify you as an existing visitor or account holder 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 choice of language or region).
    • targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages landed on and browsed by you, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  4. These types of cookies can be - "persistent" or "session" cookies – which characteristic reflects the length of time that a cookie remains on your device.
  5. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:


Essential Cookies

These cookies will be automatically deployed onto your computer when you use the Website:

Cookie Name Purpose of Cookie and Information Collected Cookie Duration
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests. Session
@@History/@@scroll|# Unclassified Persistent
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. Session
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Session
_atuvc Updates the counter of a website's social sharing features. Session
_atuvs Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis. Session
_omappvp Used by the lead generation platform OptinMonster to determine if the visitor is returning and has visited the website before. Session
_omappvs Used by the lead generation platform OptinMonster to determine if the visitor is visiting the website for the first time. Session
at-lojson-cache-# Used by the social sharing platform AddThis. Session
visitor_id# Unclassified. Session
visitor_id#-hash Unclassified. Session
CMSCurrentTheme Stores the current theme used by the CMS. Session
CMSPreferredCulture Stores the preferred user language/culture. 1 year


  1. Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
  2. You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Alternatively, you can visit which provides general information about cookies and how you can manage cookies on your computer. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.