Cookies and our Website
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file 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.
The Cookies we use
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.
- 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).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|__utma||This cookie is part of Google analytics and lets us know if you have visited our website before, so we can count the number of visitors who are new to our website or to a certain page. It stores the number of visits made from your device, the time of your first visit, previous visit and current. This cookie contains the IP address of your device and is a third party cookie.||Two years from most recent visit|
|__utmb||This cookie is part of Google analytics and takes a timestamp of the moment you enter our website and along with the __utmc cookie calculates how long your visit lasted.||30 minutes from when you close your browser|
|__utmc||This cookie is part of Google analytics and takes a timestamp of the moment you leave the website and along with the __utmb cookie calculates how long your visit lasted.||When you close your browser|
|__utmt||This cookie is part of Google analytics and used to throttle the request rate (the number of requests a server responds to in a specified period of time)||10 minutes from when you close your browser|
|__utmz||This cookie is part of Google analytics and us how you reached our website e.g. from another website or search engine||6 months from most recent visit|
|swpm_session||When you login as a user, this cookie keeps the login records so you do not have to authorise your access each time you move to a new page of our website||When you close your browser|
You 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.
Cookies in Emails
Information about cookies:
Internet Advertising Bureau:
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom: