Cookies

Cookies

Our websites and social media do currently use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website/s. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. Some of these cookies may use your IP address to help provide you a good experience and allow us to improve our website and ensure its security.

What is a cookie?

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.

What cookies we use

Cookies fall into different categories. We may use cookies in the following categories:

  • 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.
  • 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:

NameProviderPurposeExpiry
_gaGoogle AnalyticsUsed to identify users and generates statistical data on the way they use our website.2 years
_gidGoogle AnalyticsUsed to identify users and generates statistical data on the way they use our website.24 hours
_gatGoogle AnalyticsUsed by Google Analytics to limit request rates.10 minutes
_utmaGoogleStores the amount of visits, time of the first visit, the previous visit and current visit for each user.never
_utmbGoogleUsed by Google to identify how long a user stays on the websiteend of session
_utmcGoogleUsed by Google to identify how long a user stays on the website30 minutes
_utmtGoogleUsed by Google to limit request rates.10 miuntes
_utmzGoogleUsed by Google to identify how the user navigated to the website6 months
DYNSRVwebsiteUsed to manage load balancing to manage server traffic demand.session
ADMINDYNSRVwebsiteUsed to manage load balancing to manage server traffic demand.session
cerber_groovewebsiteA security cookie used to validate the user session.2 weeks
wordpress_test_cookiewebsiteUsed to identify if the current browser supports the use of cookies.session
wordpress_logged_in_websiteUsed to identify if the current user is logged in.session
wordpress_sec_[hash]websiteUsed to store authentication details.session
wp-settings-websiteUsed to customize users view of the admin interface, and possibly the main site interface.session
wp-settings-time-websiteUsed to customize users view of the admin interface, and possibly the main site interface.session
hidebannerwebsiteStores the user’s cookie consent state for our website1 year
gwccwebsiteUnclassified3 months
wpe_authwebsiteProvides administrators access to server related features from the CMSsession
cookieconsent_dismissedwebsiteStores the users cookie consent state for our website1 year
october_sessionwebsiteStores the last visitor session2 hours
admin_authwebsiteStores the last administrator session5 years
user_authwebsiteStores the last user session5 years
wpSGCacheByPasswebsiteUsed to improve the speed and performance of the website1 hour
PHPSESSIDwebsiteStores a message when a form is submitted which can be displayed on a different page.session
XSRF-TOKENwebsiteThis cookie is written to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.End of session
escn-noticeElectric Studio Cookie Notice plug-inStores the user’s cookie consent state for our website1 year
(random characters)websiteUsed by the site firewall to prevent attacks to the site from malicious software and hackers1 Day
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