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Google Analytics cookies
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to allow us to evaluate and report on the use of our website. It is widely used across the web and all data is anonymised meaning the cookies carry no personally identifiable information. These cookies help us to understand our visitor's behaviour and allow us to make improvements to our users' experience. It's a win-win relationship.
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Google Optimize cookies
The _gaexp cookie is used by Google Optimize to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.
_hjIncludedInSample is a session cookie to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
Hotjar is another service we use to help us understand our visitor's behaviour and improve the user experience.
Third-party (other site's) cookies
In addition to the above cookies, the following sites may set their own cookies whilst browsing our site.
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We also make use of the AdWords remarketing functionality. This allows us to entice visitors back to our site by specifically targeting them with display advertising. In order to do this, we make use of AdWords remarketing tags which set information within a doubleclick.net cookie. doubleclick.net is the domain that serves ads for Google's Display Network. Google serve their ads based on a visitor's interests and you can find out more information by visiting the following link:
Your cookie choices
Although we believe that cookies pose little threat to your privacy, we understand that you may still want to turn them off. Whilst we would encourage you to keep our first-party cookies enabled (so that we can make your on-site experience better), the following links provide guidance on how to manage cookie permissions through your browser settings. This includes instructions on how to delete existing cookies and block them from being set in the future:
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Declining cookies is unlikely to have any impact on the performance of our site; however, if after changing your browser settings you do experience difficulties in using our website, please get in touch.