What are cookies?
Cookies are usually pieces of information or code that a website transfers to or accesses from your computer or device to store, and sometimes track, information about you.
Cookies let websites remember you and your preferences, manage different features and content, store searches, and personalise content.
Some cookies only last while you use our Site. Some cookies are used to remember you when you visit again, and will last for longer.
We use strictly necessary cookies if it is in our legitimate interests (balanced with your rights). We use all other cookies with your consent.
What cookies do we use?
We use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site and under our Terms with you. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Sites or (on other sites) use a shopping cart.
Cookie name Why we use it Expires cc_cookie It is used to protect the user's cookie settings. 6 months
These may be used to recognise you when you return to our Sites. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalise our content, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, choice of language or region).
Cookie name Why we use it Expires NID It contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English). 6 months 1P_JAR It is used to gather website statistics and track conversion rates 1 year DV This cookie is used to save the user's preferences and other information. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter should be activated or not. 7 Minutes Lang It is used to remember the language preferences of the users. Session
These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Sites when they are using them. This helps us improve the way our Sites work, for example, by ensuring that users are easily finding what they are looking for.
Cookie name Why we use it Expires _ga It ensures that users are distinguished. 2 year _gid It ensures that users are distinguished. 24 hours ga* User to persist session state 2 years
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information subject to your choices and preferences to make our Sites and the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Cookie name Why we use it Expires OTZ It is used to distinguish users. 2 years gat_gtag_UA* It is used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named dc_gtm . 1 minute _gcl_au It allows us to store and track conversions with Google Adsense. Persistent
We may also work with advertising networks that gather information about the content on our Site you visit and on information on other websites and services you visit. This may result in you seeing advertisements through our Site or our advertisements when you visit other websites and services of third parties. For more information about how to turn this feature off see below or visit http://www.youronlinechoices.co.uk
The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable but, in general, the website may not operate properly if all cookies are switched off.
If you want to disable cookies on our website, you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Select the Tools menu > Internet Options
- Click on the Privacy tab
- Click on Advanced within the Settings section and select the appropriate setting
- Select Settings > Advanced
- Under Privacy and Security > Content settings.
- Click Cookies and select the relevant options
- Select Preferences > Privacy
- Click on Remove all Website Data
- Choose the Tools menu > Options
- Click on the Privacy icon
- Select the Cookie menu and select the relevant options
Opera 6.0 and further
- Choose Files menu > Preferences
- Select Privacy