Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across our websites to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

What cookies do we use and why


Google Analytics Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including how many visit the site, where they have come from, and the pages they viewed.

Name: _utma
What's stored within the cookie: random generated numbers
Expiration Date: 24 months form first being set

Name: _utmb
What's stored within the cookie: random generated numbers
Expiration Date: 30 minutes form first being set

Name: _utmc
What's stored within the cookie: random generated numbers
Expiration Date: when browser is quit

Name: _utmz
What's stored within the cookie: random generated numbers and information about how the page was reached (e.g: direct, link, search or advert)
Expiration Date: 6 months form first being set

For more information about the cookies used by Google Analytics, Click here

Other Cookies

Name: PHPSESSID
What's stored within the cookie: random generated numbers
Expiration Date: when browser is quit

PHP sessions are stored, by default, in a temp directory on the web server. The session id is stored in a cookie called PHPSESSID. By default, these are not tracking cookies and don't have to be persistent (e.g. they expire whenever you close your browser). So they are safe to use even in websites that have enforced privacy regs.

Name: ok_cookies
What's stored within the cookie: 1
Expiration Date: 90 days form first being set

This cookie is set when you first visit our website. the purpose of this cookie is to control the pop-up warning message that explains that our site uses cookies. Once the cookie is set then the message will no longer reappear for 90 days.

The pop-up messages reads:
"We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can view what cookies we use and change your cookie settings at any time by following the instructions here. We will assume based on your 'implied consent' that if you continue to use our website without changing your settings you are happy for us to use cookies."

How to disable cookies

For more information about cookies visit allaboutcookies.org, for details on deleting cookies from your device.

Note: if you choose to disable cookies, certain sections of our site will not work properly

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can view what cookies we use and change your cookie settings at any time by following the instructions here.
We will assume based on your 'implied consent' that if you continue to use our website without changing your settings you are happy for us to use cookies.