cookie Policy

13. Our Use of Cookies

13.1 Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our products and services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

13.2 By using Our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site for marketing and advertising services. For more details, please refer to section 6, above, and to section 13.6 below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and your use and experience of Our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.

13.3 All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.

13.4 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a banner along the bottom of your screen requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended. You will be given the opportunity to allow only first party Cookies and block third party Cookies.

13.5 Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 13.6. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 13.10, but please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

13.6 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie

Identifier

Default Expiration Time

Purpose

Strictly Necessary

__utma

Google Analytics

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Yes

__utmt

Google Analytics

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

Yes

__utmb

Google Analytics

30 mins from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Yes

__utmc

Google Analytics

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Yes

__utmz

Google Analytics

6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Yes

__utmv

Google Analytics

Google Analytics

2 years from set/update

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Yes

wp-settings-1

WordPress

1 year from set/update

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Yes

wp-settings-time-1

WordPress

1 year from set/update

These cookies have no impact on your user experience, and store no personal information. They contain some information about your general geographic location. These cookies are automatically added by the software that runs this website, but we do not use them in any way.

Yes

and the following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie

Provider

Purpose

vuid

Vimeo

Cookies for tracking use of embedded videos. They appear to be Google Analytics cookies but set by Vimeo. They are only set when movie loads. We can't show videos without them. See http://vimeo.com/privacy

player

Vimeo

Cookies for tracking use of embedded videos. They appear to be Google Analytics cookies but set by Vimeo. They are only set when movie loads. We can't show videos without them. See http://vimeo.com/privacy

continuous_play_v3

Vimeo

Cookies for tracking use of embedded videos. They appear to be Google Analytics cookies but set by Vimeo. They are only set when movie loads. We can't show videos without them. See http://vimeo.com/privacy

_uetsid

Vimeo

Cookies for tracking use of embedded videos. They appear to be Google Analytics cookies but set by Vimeo. They are only set when movie loads. We can't show videos without them. See http://vimeo.com/privacy

_gid

Vimeo

Cookies for tracking use of embedded videos. They appear to be Google Analytics cookies but set by Vimeo. They are only set when movie loads. We can't show videos without them. See http://vimeo.com/privacy

_ga

Vimeo

Cookies for tracking use of embedded videos. They appear to be Google Analytics cookies but set by Vimeo. They are only set when movie loads. We can't show videos without them. See http://vimeo.com/privacy

Vimeo for comScore

comScore

comScore

Tied in to Vimeo player. comScore, the company behind this cookie, reports on the use of websites across the internet. See http://www.scorecardresearch.com/privacy.aspx

__distillery

Vimeo

This cookie is used by our video player provider to remember your position in a video should playback be interrupted. See http://vimeo.com/privacy

13.7 Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

13.8 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information.

13.9 In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

13.10 You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

13.11 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.