Cookie Policy

Updated: March 24, 2018


1.1 Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. When you use our site, a banner will be displayed asking you for your consent to our use of cookies.


2.1 A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is saved onto your computer or other device when you visit our site.
2.2 Cookies store small pieces of information. For example, one type of cookie will remember you have visited our site before.
2.3 Cookies help us to improve your visit and experience when browsing our site by, for example, storing certain information so you don’t have to re-enter it on subsequent visits.
2.4 Cookies also assist us in tracking which pages of the website you have visited.
2.5 We use both persistent cookies (which stay with your computer and will work until their expiry date, unless deleted by you beforehand) and session cookies (which expire when you close your browser).


3.1 Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
3.2 Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
3.3 Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
3.4 You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Name Description Expiry
_ga This helps us count how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid This is used to distinguish between users to our site 24 hours
mc_session_ids[default] Captcha plugin for website forms (captcha is a computer program intended to distinguish human from machine input) 10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][0] Captcha plugin for website forms 10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][1] Captcha plugin for website forms 10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][2] Captcha plugin for website forms 10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][3] Captcha plugin for website forms 10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][4] Captcha plugin for website forms 10 minutes
catAccCookies Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies. 365 days
wordfence_verifiedHuman Wordfence – manages site security preventing hacking and blocking access from suspicious IP addresses. 24 hours
wfvt_3558583528 Wordfence  – manages site security preventing hacking and blocking access from suspicious IP addresses.


30 mins
uvc – These cookies are for the purpose of sharing pages and content that interests you on our site through third party social networking or other websites. Psc and xtc hold binary values. Uid, uvc and uit cookies hold random string values.


2 years
uuid – Tracking conversions and segmenting users for analytics


365 days
page_services –twitter/ google_plus/ LinkedIn



10 years


__cfduid – track sharing of pages 1 Year


4.1 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.
4.2 Google Analytics operates on our site. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Description Expiry
_utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, in order we can count which users are new to our site or to a certain page 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser When you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached our site (e.g. from another website or a search engine) 6 months


5.1 It is possible to disable and remove cookies from your computer or device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you do so. You will need to know what browser you are using and what version you have.
5.2 You can refer to your browser’s help section or visit the website for further information and assistance with cookies.
5.3 Please be aware that if you use your browser settings to block or amend certain cookies your browsing experience may change for the worse.


6.1 We may update, change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time, and any changes will become effective immediately. Please visit this page periodically if you want to keep up to date.