Cookie Policy

We use website cookies to improve user experience of our website by enabling our website to ‘remember’ users, either for the duration of their visit – using a ‘session cookie’ – or for repeat visits – using a ‘persistent cookie’.

The Cookies We Use

Google Analytics Cookies

When someone visits our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. If you would like to know more about how Google uses cookies, please click here

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  • _gid
  • _gat
  • _gali

The first two cookies are used to distinguish users and expire wihin 2 years and 24 hours respectively. The third is used to throttle request rate and expire in 1 minute. The fourth is a session cookie used to send data to Google Analytics.

 

Mailchimp Cookies

  • _AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT
  • MCPopupClosed

The is a session cookie that is set when a user subscribes to an email campaign. The second relates to the Mailchimp pop-up box when closed and expires after 1 year.

 

Twitter Cookies

  • lang
  • _twitter_sess
  • personalization_id
  • guest_id
  • external_referer
  • ct0

The first session cookie remembers the user’s selected language version of twitter on areas of the site with twitter content. The second is a session cookie used when you click on the Twitter profile. The third is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities and expires after 2 years. The guest_id appears on pages that use the button “Tweet” and serves to identify the user with a unique number associated with Twitter; it expires after 2 years. Twitter uses external_referer to see where users have come from and expires after 1 week. ct0 is a session cookie. To find out more about Twitter cookies, please click here

 

Instagram Cookies

  • rur
  • csrftoken
  • mid
  • urlgen

We use the instagram API to display posts. Instagram will not store personally-identifiable cookie information unless you click through onto the the original posting. rur and urlgen are session cookies and expire immediately. csrftoken and mid expire after 1 year and 20 years respectively. To find out more about Instagram cookies, please click here

 

Cookie Notice Cookies

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This stops the cookie notice coming up each time you visit and expires after 6 months.

 

Cookies will make your browsing experience smoother and you are given the opportunity to accept cookies when you first visit our website. This decision will expire after 6 months and you will be asked again when you next visit the site. With continued use of our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described above.

Most browsers allow some control of cookies and there is a helpful section here if you wish to find out more.