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
provide you with a more personal user experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.
some are essential to the operation of a website whilst others are not. The different types of cookie are:
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:
|Cookie||Purpose||Expiry of cookie|
|DoubleClick for Publishers||This is a third-party cookie provided by Google, Inc. We use it to ensure you see advertisements that are relevant to you. Find out more at: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/doubleclick/publishers/welcome/.||24 months after being set.|
|has_js||We set this cookie so that we know you have JS enabled. This helps us optimise the experience when visiting our site.||This lasts as long as your browser session.|
|*optimizely*||These are cookies we use for A/B testing.||10 years|
|*parsley*||Parsley is a tool we use to validate forms on the front-end. This helps track which fields require validation and helps us track this across pages.||365 days|
|__distillery||Set by our third party Wistia Inc. It is a video player cookie recording the position where the video has been stopped to allow playback continuation.||1 year|
|muxData||Set by our third party Wistia Inc.||20 years|
What about third-party cookies?
Can I refuse or opt out of cookies?