Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored in the internal memory of your browser. Cookies are used for many different purposes, e.g. to see how long you view our pages, but always with the aim of improving your user experience.

Data from cookies will not be used to gather personal information about you. Go to Settings in your browser to turn off and delete cookies.

Here is an oversight of the cookies we use and how long they last for:

cookieconsent_status 1 year This cookie remembers that a user has accepted/declined cookies on our website, so that the notice can be hidden.
cookieconsent_accepted_categories 1 year This cookie remembers which categories of cookies the user has accepted.
CONSENT 20 years Google consent cookie.
IDE 2 years Used for Google Advertising to provide relevant advertising, for campaign reporting and to avoid showing duplicate ads to users.
1P_JAR 1 month Used for Google Advertising ad personalization.
AMP_TOKEN 2 years This Google Analytics cookie is used to retrieve the Client ID (random number for identification between different sessions).
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users for Google Analytics.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users for Google Analytics.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate for Google Analytics.
NID 6 months A Google cookie used to store browser preferences for your Google account (ie. results per page). Read more here.
SID/HSID These Google cookies are used for security and contain digitally signed and encrypted records of your Google account ID and most recent sign-in time. Read more here.
Conversion This cookie is set by Google to track ad conversions. Read more here.
ANID/DSID/FLC/AID/TAID/exchange_uid These cookies are used for ad personalization, and may be used by other third-party services, such as YouTube, to show you more relevant ads. Read more here.
__gads/__gac These Google cookies relate to advertising, helping measure how you interact with ads and preventing them from being shown more than once. Read more here.
AID/DSID/TAID These Google cookies track your activity across devices, to coordinate ads and measure conversion events. Read more here.
__atuvc 1 year This AddThis Cookie* stores an updated share count.
__atuvs End of brower session AddThis Cookie*
di2 1 year AddThis Cookie*
loc 1 year AddThis Cookie*
uid 1 year AddThis Cookie*
um 1 year AddThis Cookie*
uvc 1 year AddThis*/Add2Any*** Cookie
mus 1 year AddThis Cookie*
vc 1 year AddThis Cookie*
ouid 1 year AddThis Cookie*
notice_gdpr_prefs 1 year AddThis Cookie*
notice_preferences 1 year AddThis Cookie*
_js_reg_fb_ref End of browser session This cookie is used by Facebook** for analytics and research.
datr 2 years This Facebook** cookie identifies browsers for purposes of security and site integrity, including for account recovery, and identification of potentially compromised accounts.
dpr End of browser session This cookie is used by Facebook** for performance.
fr 90 days Facebook**'s primary advertising cookie, used to deliver, measure, and improve the relevancy of ads.
wd End of browser session This cookie is used by Facebook** for performance.
reg_ext_ref End of browser session This cookie is used by Facebook** for analytics and research.
reg_fb_gate End of browser session This cookie is used by Facebook** for analytics and research.
reg_fb_ref End of browser session This cookie is used by Facebook** for analytics and research.
_hjClosedSurveyInvites 365 days This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.
_hjDonePolls 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
_hjMinimizedPolls 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.
_hjDoneTestersWidgets 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.
_hjDoneSurveys 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor completes a survey. It is used to only load the survey content if the visitor hasn't completed the survey yet.
_hjIncludedInSample 365 days This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
_hjShownFeedbackMessage 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if they navigate to another page where it is set to show.
hubspotuk 10 years This analytics cookie is set by Hotjar, a service that allows us to visualize and review how users use our website (via heatmaps, recordings, funnels, etc.), as well as collect user feedback, to improve the overall experience.
mp_hj_mixpanel 1 year This analytics cookie is set by Hotjar, a service that allows us to visualize and review how users use our website (via heatmaps, recordings, funnels, etc.), as well as collect user feedback, to improve the overall experience.
wordpress_<hash> 14 days This WordPress cookie stores your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/
wordpress_logged_in_<hash> 14 days After login, this WordPress cookie indicates when you're logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
wp-settings-{time}-<uid> 14 days WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wordpress_test_cookie This cookie is used by WordPress to test if cookies are enabled in a user's browser.

*AddThis enables you to share our pages and content with social media sites such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. AddThis uses several cookies to generate statistics on social media sharing. The service also implements a number of cookies and pixels from its Pixel Partners for online behavioral advertising. See a full list of Pixel Partners here or opt out.

**This website uses the Facebook Pixel, which generates a number of cookies to track user activity on our website that can be used for advertising purposes. Read Facebook's cookie policy here.

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