Cookie Policy

Last updated on February 2024


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent by a website to a web browser and contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. This enables the website to identify and track the web browser. Cookies can, among other functions, enable a website to recognise a device each time it visits, remember user preferences and recommend content. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, but rather the computer used. However, some cookies will contain personal information such as a username. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a more personal user experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse and use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Different cookies do different things and some are essential to the operation of a website whilst others are not. The different types of cookie are:


  • 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/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, enabling 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 visits 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 (in anonymised form) with third parties for this purpose.


To the extent that any personal information is collected through our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy will apply to our processing of that personal information.

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


Functional Cookies (1):


Cookie key Domain Path Cookie type Expiration Description
More info / Third-party 1 year 1 month These cookies are used by the Vimeo video player on websites.




Strictly Necessary Cookies (5):


Cookie key Domain Cookie type Expiration Description
__cf_bm First-party 30 minutes This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.

__cf_bm Third-party 30 minutes This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.

player Third-party 1 year This first party cookie created by Vimeo is used to remember user’s player mode preferences.
ARRAffinity First-party Session This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform.

It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server

in any browsing session.

ARRAffinitySameSite First-party Session When using Microsoft Azure as a hosting platform and enabling load balancing, this cookie ensures

that requests from one visitor browsing session are always handled by the same server in the cluster.




What about third-party cookies?

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and 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.


Can I refuse or opt out of cookies?

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to limit or prevent cookies. You can find out how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by visiting Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website. If you set your browser to not accept cookies, it may result in certain sections of our website not working properly and certain personalised services not being provided to users of your computer. More information about cookies generally can be found at: