Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.

Cookies are used to improve the services our web site provides e.g.

  • To recognise your device so you don't have to provide the same information several times during one task
  • To recognise and remember that you have provided a username and password so you don't need to re-enter your details on every page you request
  • To remember your preferences for the types of information you wish to see and the way it is presented
  • To measure anonymous usage so that we can improve the way the site works for you

We use some cookies to transfer information about your use of our site to third parties e.g. Google so that they can provide us with statistics on how our website is used.

Please note that some features or services on our website may not function properly without using cookies.

You can choose to delete cookies, or stop cookies being stored on your computer in the future. To manage cookies yourself and to find more information about them, please visit

Cookie type Cookie author Cookie purpose Link to third party policy
Analytics Cookie Google Allow conversion tracking and optimisation

3rd Party Advertising Cookie Facebook Allow conversion tracking, optimisation and remarketing
3rd Party Advertising Cookie Microsoft Allow conversion tracking, optimisation and remarketing 
3rd Party Advertising Cookie
ShareThis Allow conversion tracking, optimisation and remarketing

The table below outlines the first party cookies we use, their purpose and their duration.

Cookie name  Cookie author Cookie purpose Cookie duration
Allows the site to recognise you when you login
3 hours
Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site
2 years
Used to determine new sessions/visits
30 minutes
Used to determine new sessions/visits Session
Used to throttle request rate
10 minutes
Keeps track of where the visitor came from
6 months
Provides information to Facebook. See Session
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
1 minute
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
2 years
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 1 day
Enables us to temporally identify users to the site, during their session with us so we can deliver the information and functions relevant to them
Used to determine which language to show Session
RAMCookie Used to determine acceptance of cookies
10 years
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE Used for analytics to identify visitors
10 years
SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE Used for analytics to determine the pages visited by visitors
auth.strategy Used to record the method used to sign in Session
auth._token.auth0  Stores the token that keeps you authenticated in the web app  Session 
auth._refresh_token.auth0  Stores a token that allows an authentication session to be extended  Session 

You can also refer to your browser’s instructions by clicking ‘help’ in the browser menu to learn more about managing cookies on your devices.

Please read our Privacy Policy for further information.