Cookie Policy


Cookie Policy

Our website at (referred to as the “Site”) uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer (or internet-enabled device) by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work and to improve their efficiency, as well as to provide website usage information to the website owner.


We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Site in order to help us to improve your experience when you browse our Site. For example, they allow you to navigate between pages efficiently and to log in to areas of the Site for which you choose to register.


What cookies do we use?

Our Site uses three kinds of cookie (using categories suggested in the International Chamber of Commerce UK's ("ICC") Cookie guide): Strictly Necessary cookies, Performance cookies and Functionality cookies.

For more information on these categories, please see the ICC's Cookie guide (


Strictly Necessary cookies

These are essential to enable you to move around our Site and to allow the features of the Site to work correctly. Without these, services you request – such as navigating between pages – cannot be provided.

We use the following strictly necessary cookies on our Site:


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These cookies are required by WordPress.


Performance cookies/technologies

These enable us to collect information about how you use our Site or read our publications, for instance which pages are viewed by visitors most frequently. All information collected in this way is used to improve how our websites work or the effectiveness of our client publications. The cookies set out below are used on our Site.


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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

NRUEMThis Cookie is used to measure end user response times to help us improve the speed and performance of our website.
JSESSIONIDIs a session tracking cookies used by New Relic for site tracking purposes.
ideGoogle advertising cookie used by our marketing team for advertising and event tracking.
wdUsed by Facebook to improve performance.
1P_JARThis cookie is used by Google to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.
CONSENTA Google cookie. No information on this.


Functionality cookies

These cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to remember your preferences. If you are known to us and we hold your details, we may use this information to help us build up your profile based on your web journey, and choices. For example, if you access our Site from a link in an email we sent to you, these cookies will allow us to track your web journey.


Third party websites

Our Site links through to third party websites (including, for example Facebook, Twitter and YouTube which may also use cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that you check the relevant third party's privacy policies for information about any cookies which may be used.


Cookie NamePurpose
_ar_v4 AdRoll comes as part of Miappi and is used to help show an advertisement for users based on their interests. This is where cookies, such as “remarketing cookie”, can help us do this when you are browsing our Website. It is provided absolutely privately.

actThis is a Facebook cookie used for their analytics and research
c_userFacebook user login cookie used to deliver adverts more relevant to the user and the users interests.
datrUsed by Facebook to identify the users browser
frContains a unique browser and user ID, used for targeted advertising.
presenceA Facebook cookie containing a logged in user’s "chat" status.
sbUsed by Facebook to improve friend suggestions
xsA Facebook cookie used to maintain a session. It works in conjunction with the c_user cookie to authenticate your identity to Facebook.
AIDGoogle advertising cookie used by marketing team for advertising and event tracking.
OTZGoogle plus cookies which allow sharing of a page on Google plus account.
_gat_customtrackerA Google Analytics cookie for Miappi to report on the performance of the Miappi integration.


Visual Website Optimiser helping Miappi measure the performance of different versions of web pages. This cookie ensures a visitor always sees the same version of the widget and is used to track behaviour to measure the performance of different versions of the app.


Consent to Cookies

If you continue to use our Site we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our Site. However, if you would prefer to change your cookie settings, you can do so at any time, see the ‘Control’ section below.



Most browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your internet browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our Site, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. If you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.

If you delete cookies relating to the Site we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the Site.



We may need to update this Cookie Policy in the future and so encourage you to review this Cookie Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are using cookies. This cookie policy was last updated in January 2018.


Further information

You can find more information about cookies at:

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Cookie Policy, please email

Last update: 09 March 2018