Cookie Statement


As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored; however, this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.


We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below within “Details about our cookies”. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.


Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third party cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit Third-party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. From time to time, we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most. We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
will set cookies through our site, which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.


You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect. Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit




Purpose of cookie

 _ga This cookie is related to Google Universal Analytics. It is a significant update to Google’s commonly used analytics service. This cookie distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in every page request in a site and calculates visitors, session and campaign data for sites analytics reports. By default it expires within two years and is customisable by website owners.
 _gid This cookie is linked with Google Universal Analytics. It is a new cookie, appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
 _gat This cookie associated with Google Universal Analytics is used to throttle the request ratelimiting and the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
 IDE The cookie carries data regarding how the end-user uses the website. It also makes sure advertising that the end-user may have seen before visiting the said website.
 YSC YouTube set this cookie to track views of embedded videos.
 GPS Undefined by the provider.
PREF The Google or Doubleclick set this cookie to be used by advertising partners to develop a profile of interests and to show relevant ads on other sites. It works by uniquely identifying a browser and device.
 VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube set this cookie to track user’s preferences for Youtube videos on in sites. It can also determine either the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.
 FACEBOOK_APP_ID”] We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you’re logged in so we can make it easier for you to access the Facebook Products and show you the appropriate experience and features. For example: We use cookies to keep you logged in as you navigate between Facebook pages.
 CookieRun Our services use these technologies to deliver, measure, and improve our services in various ways. These uses generally fall into one of the following categories: authentication and security, preferences, analytics and research, personalised content, advertising, personalisation across devices.
 lidc LinkedIn Cookie Tables. We use different types of cookies to run our website and ads-related products. These tables list some of our third-party cookies.


However if you are still looking for more information, then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: Email: [email protected] Phone: 44 (0) 800 169 5110