Cookie policy

How we deploy “Cookies”


Cookies are small packets of information stored by your web browser when you visit certain websites, including our website. Cookies are generally used by websites to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either strictly for the duration of your visit (using a “Session” cookie which is erased when you close your browser) or for repeat visits (using a “Permanent” cookie). 


We do not use cookies to store any personally identifiable information about you. However, please be advised that in some countries data such as cookie IDs and IP-/MAC- addresses are considered to be personal information. To the extent we process such data that is considered personal information, this will be done in accordance with our Privacy Notice.  


Our site uses the following types of cookies:


Strictly necessary cookies


We deploy cookies to help us to identify how users navigate to and around our website and to enable some of the features within the site that may be beneficial to you (for example, language preferences, or print page features). This helps us deliver an effective online service to you. These are known as “First Party” cookies.


The strictly necessary cookies are listed below:


Cookie Name



This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.


General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.


Functionality cookies


These cookies allow our sites to remember choices you make (such as region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.  These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web page which you can customise.  The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.


The functionality cookies are listed below:


Cookie Name



Custom, used to store selected region or the current user region


Custom, used to store user cookie agreement status


A cookie that Sitecore uses to determine the current context language


This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.


This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.


Performance cookies

We may also use cookies issued by third parties (“Third Party” cookies) to track the websites you visited or search terms you used immediately prior to visiting this site, or to collect information about how visitors use the site.  We use Google Analytics for this purpose.  Google Analytics uses its own cookies. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.  It is only used to improve how the site works. 

You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here:

You can avoid the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our site by downloading and installing the Browser Plugin available via this link:

The performance cookies are listed below:

Cookie Name



This cookie name is associated with the Sitecore Content Management System as is used for web analytics to identify repeat visits by unique users.
















Set by Google. This group sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and

other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates.

Google’s policies can be viewed at


This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.


This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.


This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.


Advertising use cookies to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers on non-Google sites, stored in browsers under the domain


Google Adsense used to measuring interactions with the ads on the domain and preventing ads from being shown to the user that they have already seen.


Link user activity across devices if they’ve previously signed in a Google Account


Coming from Pingdom, this Cookie is used to accelerate the loading time and provide loading info for management purposes, do not contain any user info


DoubleClick Campaign Manager for Google Analytics ID, injected via Google Tag Manager, so that DoubleClick Campaign Manager can consume the cookie to associate and track the performance of ad campaigns via Analytics.


This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.


Social Media cookies



These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our site or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking site such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this. This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities.



The social media cookies are listed below:


Cookie Name



Used to store user cookie agreement status








Used for LinkedIn Insights and Ads Tags user analysis






Linkedin third party google analytics cookie





These cookies allow LinkedIn to enable sign-in functionality, track user behaviour and gather advertising analytics.



Session-based cookie used for Sign-in with LinkedIn and/or for LinkedIn follow feature

Language settings for LinkedIn


Used for routing to allow LinkedIn to enable sign-in functionality, track user behaviour and gather advertising analytics.


These cookies are set by LinkedIn on the careers pages and are used for the 'Apply with LinkedIn' function.


This cookie contains the Experience Cloud ID (MID) and a region ID for site visitors


A variation of the AMCV cookie


Secure browser ID cookie


This domain is a third party performance cookie. It is controlled by New Relic, which provides a platform for monitoring the performance of web and mobile applications.

How to reject cookies


If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can alter your browser settings. The procedure for doing so varies from one browser application to another.  If you wish to reject cookies from our site, but wish to accept those from other sites, you may choose the option in your browser settings to receive a notice before a cookie is stored on your device. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information.


To find out more, please consult the following: and By disabling cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our site or certain content or functionality may not be available.