Cookies Policy

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer’s hard drive 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 website.

The cookies used by this website and their purpose are identified and described in the table below. We will seek your consent to use cookies the first time you visit this website (or on subsequent occasions if the cookie that records such acceptance is deleted). Denial of the cookies used by this website may prevent parts of the website from working properly.

Cookie Name or ID

Expiration Time

Description

bs-consent-compass-group-sfwd-cookieID

10 years

This cookie is used to remember that consent has been given to set cookies.

__atuvc

1 year

The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.

__atuvs

30 minutes

The __atuvs cookie is created and read by AddThis JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.

_ga

2 years

Google Analytics cookies used to distinguish users.

_gid

24 hours

Google Analytics cookies used to distinguish users.

_gat

1 minute

Google Analytics cookies used to throttle request rate.

loc, mus, na_id, ouid ssc, ssh, sshs, uid, uvc

1 year

AddThis Cookies for social sharing.

lang, kdt, dnt, guest_id, twid, _twitter_sess, tfw_exp, remember_checked_on, personalization_id, ads_prefs,auth_token, eu_cn, csrf_same_site, csrf_same_site_set

2 years

These are Twitter cookies that are used on websites with Twitter feeds and / or Twitter sharing functionalities. For more information, please see https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies

Most web browsers allow some user control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer 8:

  • Open ‘Windows Explorer’
  • Click on ‘Tools’ menu
  • Click ‘Delete Browsing History’
  • Tick ‘Cookies’ and click ‘Delete’

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should search for “cookies” in the “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder and the controls to manage them.