Cookie Policy.

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. When you first visit our site you can choose to accept all cookies or only essential cookies. We will not set the optional cookies unless you enable them. You can revisit your preferences at a later date through the cookie settings toggle. 

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.

We may 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 us to distinguish between humans and bots within the contact forms.
  • 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).

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie name Purpose Cookie Type How long this Cookie lasts
cookiesConfirmed To decide whether to show the user the Cookie acceptance pop up. Functional 30 days
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use our site.
We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our site, where visitors have come to our site from and the pages they visited.
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Google Analytics stores information about:
• The pages you visit on our site.
• The actions you perform on our site.
• How long you spend on each page.
• How you reached our site.
• What you click on while you’re visiting our site.
• Information about the browser and device you use to navigate our site, (including an anonymised IP address).
• We don’t collect or store any personal information (for example your name or address) that can be used to identify who you are.
More details about how Google Analytics collects and processes data are available at
You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics cookies across all websites
Analytical/ Performance _ga – 2 years
_gid and _gat – 1 day
These cookies are used by to collect data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read and saving user’s preferences when playing embedded videos. Disabling these cookies will prevent you from viewing videos embedded within Necessary (Third Party) player – 1 year
sync_active – persistent
vuid – 2 years
_hijd This cookie is set by Hotjar to allow the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes. Analytical/ Performance Persistent
These cookies are used by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services. Analytical/ Performance bcookie, bscookie – 2 years
lang – end of session
lidc – 1 day
lissc – 1 year
_hjSession A cookie that holds the current session data. This ensues that subsequent requests within the session window will be attributed to the same Hotjar session Functional (Third Party) 30 minutes
_hjSessionUser A Hotjar cookie that is set when a user first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. Functional (Third Party) 1 year
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress This cookie is set by Hotjar and is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie. Functional (Third Party) 30 minutes
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s pageview limit. Functional (Third Party) 30 minutes
_hjIncludedInSessionSample This cookie is set by Hotjar to let them know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit. Functional (Third Party) 30 minutes
_hjFirstSeen This is set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions. Functional (Third Party) End of browser session
.AspNetCore.Antiforgery.yTrcDBSFEhY Used to prevent cross-site request forgery (also known as XSRF or CSRF) Strictly Necessary 1 year
.AspNetCore.Identity.Application Used the Authenticate the website user Strictly Necessary 1 year
.AspNetCore.Identity.ApplicationC1 Used the Authenticate the website user Strictly Necessary 1 year
.AspNetCore.Identity.ApplicationC2 Used the Authenticate the website user Strictly Necessary 1 year
XSRF-REQUEST-TOKEN Used to prevent cross-site request forgery (also known as XSRF or CSRF) Strictly Necessary 1 year
hjActiveViewportIds Stores user active viewports IDs & expiration timestamp used to validate active viewports on script initialzation Local Storage User must clear local storage manually
hjViewportId Stores user viewport details such as size and dimensions Session storage End of browser session

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting 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 site.