Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy - Information we collect from you

We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, products and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

Not accepting these cookies may affect your use of our Platforms. See below for more information about what cookies are, the tracking technology we use, and how we use them.

A cookie is a small file that is placed and stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies allow a website owner to distinguish the activities carried out from your device from other users of that website.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Our Platforms use both session and persistent cookies, and first and third-party cookies. Session cookies exist just for your session on our Platforms and persistent cookies exist for a longer period and are activated each time you visit our Platforms. First party cookies are cookies set by our Platforms and third-party cookies are set by third party platforms.

We also use cookies for different purposes. To assist you, we’ve provided a more detailed explanation of the types of cookies we use below categorised by the purpose of the 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, progress or complete an order, use a shopping cart or make use of other online services we provide.
  • Functionality Cookies. these are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Analytical or performance cookies. these allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Platforms. We aggregate this data and analyse it to improve the way our Platforms work and the user experience, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Local Storage Objects.we may use Flash Local Storage Objects (“Flash LSOs”) to store your Platform preferences and to personalize your visit. Flash LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data stored. Typically, you cannot control, delete, or disable the acceptance of Flash LSOs through your web browser. For more information on Flash LSOs, or to learn how to manage your settings for Flash LSOs, go to the Adobe Flash Player Help Page, choose “Global Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions. To see the Flash LSOs currently on your computer, choose “Website Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions to review and, if you choose, to delete any specific Flash LSO.


Modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can set your browsers or devices to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to you and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features. Each browser is different, so check the ‘help’, ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

You can also visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. This site includes details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Please also note that if you delete your cookies, unless you were required to provide explicit consent, we may no longer automatically recognise that you have agreed to our Privacy Policy, this Cookies Policy and any other website terms of use, and we may ask for confirmation of this along with your language and country preferences.

In relation to advertising cookies, if you are in the EU you can use the website which allows you to set which advertising cookie providers you accept, and which you do not.


The following website gives information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: – as referred to above this allows you to set which advertising cookie providers you accept.


In the table below is a list detailing some examples of the different cookies that our Platforms use. The table sets out information explaining the purpose of these cookies and where applicable, includes links to further information that may be of use.

CategoryCookieNamePurposeDurationMore Info
FunctionalPortal Created
To Check the session expiry.

FunctionalPortal Created
laravel_sessionInternally laravel uses laravel_session to identify a session instance for a userSession
FunctionalWordPresswordpress_XXX(X indicates a number, which can vary)
The cookie is used to store information about user authentication on the site, allowing their use more convenient and quick.
(X indicates a number, which can vary)
The cookie takes care of storing the status of user authentication.

It is a cookie that checks if the browser is enabled to save cookies or not.Session

(X indicates a number, which can vary)
These cookies have no impact on the experience of navigation and do not contain personal information. They contain information about the geographical location of the visit and can be used to change the language of visualisation site content.

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Last updated: April 2023.