Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name

Purpose 

More information

_ga

Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

_gid

Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users

__utma

Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users and sessions.

__utmt

Google Analytics: Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

Google Analytics: Used to determine new sessions/visits

__utmc

Google Analytics: Set for interoperability with urchin.js

__utmz

Google Analytics: Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached our site

__utmv

Google Analytics: Used to store visitor-level custom variable data.

_pk_id

Matomo Analytics: Anonymous User ID

https://matomo.org/faq/general/faq_146/

_pk_ses

Matomo Analytics: Session ID

_pk_cvar

Matomo Analytics: Contains tracking variables

_pk_ref

Matomo Analytics: Contains references in order to tie up sessions

mtm_consent, mtm_consent_removed, mtm_cookie_consent

Matomo Analytics: Manages your data and opt in preferences for Matomo

matomo_sessid

Matomo Analytics: Used when you have used an opt out feature to ensure anonymity

_pk_hsr

Matomo Analytics: Used if the heatmap or session recording feature is enabled.

_csrf

Platform: A Platform neccesary cookie which only lasts for a session

tlSID

Platform: A Platform neccesary cookie which only lasts for a session

was_visit

Platform: A Platform cookie that stores a timestamp of your session.

xheight

Platform: A Platform cookie that stores your screen height to ensure pages are optimised.

xwidth

Platform: A Platform cookie that stores your screen width to ensure pages are optimised.

foli

Platform: A Platform neccesary cookie which only lasts for a session

__stripe_mid

Stripe Payments: A cookie which is required to perform secure payments

https://stripe.com/cookies-policy/legal

__stripe_sid

Stripe Payments: A cookie which is required to perform secure payments


You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including platform cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

For any more information on how we handle your data and our policies in doing so please read our Privacy Policy.

If you would like to block cookies on your browser please refer to your individual browser's instructions on how to do this. We've included links to the most popular browsers below:

Microsoft Edge:

https://support.microsoft.com/Allow+or+Block+Cookies

Google Chrome:

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416

Safari:

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Mozilla Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-websites-storing-cookies-site-data-firefox