What are they?
Cookies are text files that can be placed and stored on your computer’s hard drive by the Website owner / web server when you visit a website. Cookies enable users to navigate around websites, record which areas have been visited and for how long to help the browsing experience. Where appropriate, they also enable us to tailor the website’s content to fit the needs of visitors to the website. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.
- to monitor and manage website traffic
- if required as a matter of law or regulation, to protect our or other customers' rights
- for login purposes
- to enable us to remember preferences, track visitors and target adverts
- to make the browsing experience on the Website more efficient and enjoyable for the visitor
We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies' (third-party) cookies to support these activities.
Can you opt out from permitting cookies?
Yes, users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalized services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly the user may not be able to take full advantage of all of the features or services available on our site. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to disable cookies. Alternatively, for more information about how to block cookies and/or delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
ASP.NET Session ID
Cookie Name: ASP.NET_SessionID
Purpose: This is installed automatically when a user connects to an ASP.NET application, and expires when the browser window closes. This provides a mechanism for persisting information between page requests in ASP.NET.
Cookie Name: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the site. The information is collected anonymously, and used to report on the number of visitors to the site, where they have come from, and the pages they have visited.
More Information: http://code.google.com
Cookie Name: __racnt, __racplxX, __rafm, __raselX, __rasesh, __rateX
Purpose: Cookies from Ruler Analytics create different telephone numbers on our website pages depending on where the source of the visitor has come from. This allows us monitor and analyze the effectiveness of our online marketing spend.
More Information: https://www.ruleranalytics.com/
Visual Website Optimiser (VWO)
Cookie Name: _vwo_uuid_v2
Purpose: These cookies allow us to test the performance of different webpages to see if one page is easier for the customer to find information and make contact with us compared to another page.
More Information: https://help.vwo.com/