‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website.
‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.
For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Essential and non-essential cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
- used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
- strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
First and third party cookies
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
List of cookies used
|Name of cookie||Type of cookie||First or third party||Session or persistent||Timescale||Purpose|
|_cfduid||essential||Third party||Persistent||1 Year||Used by the content network, Cloud flare, to identify trusted web traffic.|
|TS#||essential||Third Party||Session||Tells aWeber to track a form submission against the current user|
|01AI||marketing / targeting||Third Party||Persistent||1 Year||Used for gathering anonymous technical information regarding the user’s browser, operating system, IP address and screen resolution as well as the user’s navigation on the website.|
|GPS||marketing / targeting||Third Party||Session||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||marketing / targeting||Third Party||Persistent||179 days||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos|
|YSC||marketing / targeting||Third Party||Session||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen|
|form/displays.html||functional||Third Party||Session||Pixel tracker for aWeber|
|PYPF||functional||Third Party||Persistent||27 days||Paypal form|
Essential Cookies Used
These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:
- Third Party persistent cookie (1 year) to help identify trusted web traffic. This cookie is: _cfduid
- Third Party session cookie to track form submissions. This cookie ie: TS#
Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.
How to opt out of essential cookies
Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.
You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.
For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
Non-essential Cookies Used
We also use the following types of non-essential cookie on our website:
- Marketing / Targeting
These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:
Third party session cookie designed to track information about the user submitting a form. This cookie is form/displays.htm
Third party persistent (2 Years) cookie deigned to load a PayPal form. This cookie is: PYPF
How to opt in or out from functional cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies
Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.
Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing [or enhancing] the website functionality you have requested.
Targeting (or advertising) cookies – Third party cookies
– Third Party persistent cookies to register unique id’s with third party service providers to track usage across the web. This cookie is called: 01AI and it expires after 1 year.
– Third party session cookie to register a unique ID on mobile devices to track your location. This cookie is called GPS.
– Third party persistent cookie to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. This cookie is VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and it expires after 179 days.
– Third party session cookie to registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. This cookie is called YSC.
How to opt in or out from third party cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
Processing information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies
Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: the purposes for which we use the third party cookies as described above.
Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using third party cookies by clicking I accept the purposes for which you use advertising cookies in our cookie tool.
How to accept or reject cookies
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies . Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org
Cookie control tool
You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool. When you first visit our website, you will be see a banner at the top of the screen inviting you to accept or decline the use of each cookie we use on the website. You can opt out by deselecting the relevant checkbox(es).
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here and by:
- unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
- switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).
Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here.
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