Privacy & Cookie Policy

Our Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

How We Use Cookies

Like many websites we use cookies to store and then retrieve small bits of information on your computer when you visit. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.

Some of the information stored is put there by other companies whose software we have added to the site, and this can also impact your experience of other websites you may visit after leaving ours.

If you continue to use this site without taking action to prevent the storage of this information, you are effectively agreeing to this use.

If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, including how to stop them being stored by your computer, please visit the reference sites listed at the bottom of this page.

Below is a list of the different types of cookies, and an explanation of what they are used for.
If you would like any more information, please get in touch.

  • Strictly Necessary (Technical) Cookies

    These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms.

    You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

  • Performance Cookies

    These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

    All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

  • Functionality Cookies

    These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

    If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

  • Targeting Cookies

    These cookies may be set through a site by its advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

    They do not store any personally identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

The Cookies Set By Our Site

NOTE: the cookies set by external services such as Google Analytics and Iubenda aren’t managed by us and therefore can change at any time independently of our will.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
__cfduidTechnical1 year
  • Cookie short description
    CloudFlare (third-party cookie)
  • Data stored
    A random unique string of letters and numbers.
  • Description
    This cookie is set by the embedding code of the Iubenda Privacy Policy; associated with sites using CloudFlare, this cookie is used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.
__utmaPerformance2 years
  • Cookie short description
    Google Analytics (first-party cookie)
  • Data stored
    A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.
  • Description
    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.
__utmbPerformance30 mins
  • Cookie short description
    Google Analytics (first-party cookie)
  • Data stored
    A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.
  • Description
    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.
__utmcPerformanceEnd of session
  • Cookie short description
    Google Analytics (first-party cookie)
  • Data stored
    A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.
  • Description
    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.
__utmtPerformance10 mins
  • Cookie short description
    Google Analytics (first-party cookie)
  • Data stored
    A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.
  • Description
    Used to throttle request rate.
__utmzPerformance6 months
  • Cookie short description
    Google Analytics (first-party cookie)
  • Data stored
    A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.
  • Description
    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.
displayCookieConsentFunctionality1 year
  • Cookie short description
    Italy Cookie Choices WordPress plugin (first-party cookie)
  • Data stored
    The character "y".
  • Description
    This cookie stores information regarding user approval of the Cookie Policy; it allows loading specific features which then set third party cookies e.g. embedded Google® Map and Iubenda® Privacy Policy. This consent is requested on the first time the user loads a page of this website. It is then stored for reference during future visits.
pll_languageFunctionality1 year
  • Cookie short description
    Polylang WordPress plugin (first-party cookie)
  • Data stored
    A 2 characters code representing your language choice.
  • Description
    This is a multilanguage site: when the user selects a language by clicking on the flag icon on the top menu, or when the site sets the preferred language based on your browser settings, the setting is stored in this cookie for future reference.

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External resources about cookies