Cookie Policy


Our 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 site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following 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 our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors 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 ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These 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 choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited 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.]

You can find out more about cookies by visiting the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s All about cookies website.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie name Cookie Description Default expiration time
ASP.NET_SessionIdGeneral purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.Session
These are backend specific cookies. They are only seen by site administrators accessing the back end of the website. They are used in maintaining the session state of the logged in user.Session
These cookies are used to prevent cross-site scripting attacks for your safetySession

Targeting / Advertising

Cookie name Cookie description Default expiration time
These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions., SSID, APISID and SAPISID cookies enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.2 years
SIDCCThis cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.1 year
SIDGoogle uses security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.2 years
HSIDContains encrypted entries of your Google account and the last login time to protect against attacks and data theft from form entries.2 years
1P_JARThis cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.1 month
NIDThe NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google's SafeSearch filter turned on.1 year





Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCCUsed by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising1 year
OTZUsed by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors.1 month
UULE, DVGoogle advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes1 day

Third party necessary cookies (Mailchimp)

Cookie nameCookie descriptionDefault expiration time
_ga_N5HD1RTH6E2 years
_ga2 years
QSI_SI_b89mZSIW5HDkNCZ_intercept2 months
MC_GAUIDRemember the user name, login, profile and language.2 years
_uetvidMarketing cookie that is applied to the website to track users that visit the website to remarket to1 year
QSI_SI_bQ3J3TX0SYWuQXr_intercept1 months
OptanonAlertBoxClosedThis cookie is set by Mail Chimp after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. It contains no personal information1 year
_mc_langUsed to enhance the performance and functionality of our Mailchimp Sites but are non-essential to their use.1 month
_pin_unauth1 year
_fbpThis is a cookie set by Facebook and is used to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.3 months
_mcidThe cookie is a cookie set by Mail Chimp to enable behavioral advertising and analytics by Google.1 month
_abckAkamai Bot Manager – Security cookie this cookie is through mailchimp service1 year
OptanonConsentThis is a cookie set by Mail Chimp. 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 users browser, when consent is not given. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.1 year



Remember the user name, login, profile and language.3 weeks
_gcl_auThis cookie is set by Mail Chimp and is used to store and track conversions.1 month
nmstatThis cookie is set by Mail Chimp and it enables site owners to gather usage statistics about their websites.3 years
bm_szA functionality Cookie placed by mailchimp to manage and control list3 hours
bm_sv3 hours
ak_bmscA functionality Cookie placed by Mailchimp to manage and control list3 hours
_uetsidThis cookie is set by Mail Chimp and is used by Bing what ads should be shown that may be relevant to the end user perusing the site.1 day
optimizelyEndUserIdThis cookie is used by Mail Chimp and is a unique user identifier and is goal is to improve performance.1 year