No, the cookies we’re talking about here are small files of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- 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. They 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. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences
(for example, your choice of language or region).
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the list below:
- _ga – Google Analytics uses to distinguish users.
- _gat – Google Analytics uses to throttle request rate.
- wordpress_test_cookie – Used on sites built with WordPress to test whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.
- wordpress_d4e04a03dcbb2ca139ebe5d8a3d1c2bb – Used on sites built with WordPress.
- wordpress_logged_in_d4e04a03dcbb2ca139ebe5d8a3d1c2bb – Used on sites built with WordPress.
- __utma – Google Analytics uses to distinguish users and sessions.
- __utmb – Google Analytics uses to take a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.
- __utmc – Google Analytics uses to take a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.
- __utmt – Google Analytics uses to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
- __utmz – Google Analytics uses to keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.