A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
The cookies we use and why we use them
- Analytical/performance cookies. We use analytical/performance cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience. 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.
- Targeting cookies. We also use 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 third party advertising more relevant to your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times users see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
A cookie is either a:
- session cookie which is erased when the user closes their web browser; or
- persistent cookie which remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time unless manually deleted.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|cookie_consent||ABDN||These cookies allows us to record whether you’ve opted in to non-necessary cookies, and stores your preferences.||Necessary|
|abdn_show_cookie_advisory||ABDN||This cookie allows us to determine if advisory notice has been displayed.||Necessary|
|APISID, HSID, NID, OGP, SAPISID, SID||These cookies allow us to embed videos hosted on YouTube on our website, for a better user experience.||Functionality|
|__gads, __qca, __ssid, __utma, __utmz, _abexps, _ga, _uetsid, clips, continuous_play_v3, has_logged_in, is_logged_in, optimizelyBuckets, optimizelyEndUserId, optimizelySegments, player, site_settings, vuid||Vimeo||Vimeo cookies allow us to embed videos hosted on Vimeo on our website, for a better user experience.||Functionality|
|__utma, __utmz, _ga, _gat, _gat_UA-91262840-1, _gid, 1P_JAR, AID, DV, SIDCC, SNID, SSID, TAID, WMC, DSID, IDE||We use Google Analytics to help us analyse our web traffic. These cookies gather anonymous information which we use to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience. We also use Google 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 advertising you may be served from us on the Google Search and Display networks more relevant to your interests.||Analytical/Performance/Targeting|
|We use Facebook tracking to help us link our web traffic and Facebook audiences. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed, and the forms you’ve filled out. We will use this information to make advertising you may be served from us on Facebook more relevant to your interests.||Analytical/Performance/Targeting|
|visitor_id#, visitor_#-hash||Pardot||Pardot cookies help us to integrate visitors actions on our website with our user database. For example, Pardot will maintain a record of forms you may have filled out on our website (contact forms, newsletter forms) and when you’ve opted in and out of these.||Analytical/Performance/Targeting|
|_ceg.s, _ceg.u, _ceir||CrazyEgg||We use CrazyEgg to help us analyse our web traffic. These cookies gather anonymous information which we use to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.||Analytical/Performance|
How to block cookies
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 website.
Information about how to configure your browser to block cookies can be found at:
If you prefer to not have data reported by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On by following the instructions here.
You can find out how to opt out of Google’s use of tracking technologies via the Google advertising opt-out page here.
On your Facebook ad preferences, you will see that ads may be delivered to you according to ‘interests’ or specific advertisers and you can manage your ad preference settings for both of these. You can opt out from seeing Facebook’s interest-based ads and you can also use your mobile device settings to configure your advertising preferences here.
To learn more about adverts which are displayed to you whilst you are online, please consult the applicable website’s privacy and cookies policy on which you see our ads..
How long cookies last
Except for essential cookies and targeting cookies, all cookies are session cookies will expire after you have finished your browsing session.