Cookie Policy

This website uses ‘cookies’ – pieces of data which are stored on your computer. This Policy explains how we use cookies on this website.

1. What are cookies?

A "cookie" is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s device/computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses. For example, some cookies help us improve the experience of our website or help us tailor our services to you.

What type of cookies do you use?

Different terminology is used to describe cookies (and a lot of websites and organisations use different types of terminology, which can be confusing). To help you understand the explanatory table below, we have categorised the 3 types of cookies we use on our website as:

Performance Cookies (also often called analytic cookies) – that help us collect information about your use of the website to improve the website and your user experience

Functionality Cookies – that help the website function better for you by, for example, personalising areas of the website for you once you are a return visitor

Essential Cookies – that are essential cookies for you to use parts of the website. The types of cookies we use on the Website are set out below:-

Type of cookie

Function and further information

Google Analytics

Cookies _ga, _gat, _dc_gtm*: These are common performance cookies that many websites use. They allow us to collect anonymous information about how you and other users use the website, and help us to improve the website.


The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website.


Silverpop is the service we use for e-mailing our customers and prospects. These cookies let us know what content on our web site is of most interest to those who have opted in. Silverpop also allows us to centrally block any further communication to people who opt out. More information on Silverpop's use of cookies and their privacy policy is available on their website.


This cookie is provided by Quantcast and is used to collect information about how you use the site. Quantcast uses this data to produce reports for web publishers and advertisers to enable them to deliver content which is more relevant to their audiences. It does not store any personally identifiable information about you. For more information visit Quantcast's website.


Cookies Datr lsd, reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref act wd: These cookies are provided by Facebook, and are set when a visitor is logged into or otherwise using their service. This allows a user to easily comment or share an article with their peers through the social network. Learn more about how Facebook uses cookies.


Cookies guest_id, twll, k, _twitter_sess, original_referer, external_referer: These cookies are provided by Twitter, and are used in conjunction with the Twitter social plugins in order to allow following our Twitter accounts easily, share content via Twitter, and to display the latest tweets. Twitter makes use of cookies to improve its own service. More information can be found in the Twitter Privacy Policy.


Cookie ifaw_site, market_source*: Session Cookies are used by the server to allow logging in and also store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off. These cookies are essential for site functionality and the user experience.

Website cookie acceptance

By using our website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

We have a visible banner on our website to remind users that by using the website they consent to our use of cookies.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.

If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this Policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies. This may impair your ability to use our website.

We may update our cookies from time to time and this Policy, so please check this Policy regularly.

More general information on cookies is available at