Cookie Policy

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Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer as you browse our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website. They improve things by:

  • Remembering settings, so you do not have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering information that you have given (eg your postcode) so you do not need to keep entering it
  • Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

We use the following 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 or make use of online booking forms;
  • Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. These cookies 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;
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, the Accessibility Options cookie helps recognise your desired viewing settings); and
  • Third-party cookies (for example, Twitter and Vimeo). Some third-party software utilises its own cookies over which we have little or no control. You can find out about their use of cookies by visiting the third party's website. As our Twitter feed is embedded within our website, this may store cookies on your device when using this feature. Further information about the cookies Twitter places can be found here.

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookies Necessary for our Website


_cflb - Cloudflare Load Balancer Session Affinity
When enabling session affinity with Cloudflare Load Balancer, Cloudflare sets a _cflb cookie with a unique value on the first response to the requesting client. Cloudflare routes future requests to the same origin, optimizing network resource usage. In the event of a failover, Cloudflare sets a new _cflb cookie to direct future requests to the failover pool.

The _cflb cookie allows us to return an End User to the same Customer origin for a specific period of time (Customer-configured), which in turn allows the Customer origin to maintain an End User’s experience seamlessly (for example, keeping an End User’s items in a shopping cart while they continue to navigate around the website). This cookie is a session cookie that lasts anywhere from several seconds up to 24 hours.

_cf_bm - Cloudflare Bot Management
The _cf_bm cookie supports Cloudflare Bot Management by managing incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots. The cookie does not collect any personal data, and any information collected is subject to one-way encryption. This encrypted file contains Cloudflare’s proprietary bot score and helps manage incoming traffic that matches specific criteria.

Cloudflare places the _cf_bm cookie on the devices of our Customers' End Users when End Users visit Customer sites that are using Cloudflare Bot Management. If the End User passes a challenge, the cookie prevents additional challenges for up to 30 minutes. This cookie is a session cookie that lasts for up to 30 minutes from the time an End User connects with the site.

_cfduid - Cloudflare Individual Visitors Identifier
The _cfduid cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our website and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers' End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare's security features.

The _cfduid cookie collects and anonymizes End User IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values so they cannot be personally identified. The cookie is a session cookie that expires after 30 days.

The _cfduid cookie does not:

● allow for cross-site tracking,

● follow users from site to site by merging various _cfduid identifiers into a profile, or

● correspond to any user ID in a Customer’s web application.

cf_clearance - Cloudflare Challenge Passage

When a Cloudflare CAPTCHA or Javascript challenge is solved such as for a Firewall Rule or IP Access Rule, a cf_clearance cookie is set in the client browser. cf_clearance specifies the duration our website is accessible to a visitor that successfully completed a previous Captcha or JavaScript challenge. The cf_clearance cookie has a default lifetime of 30 minutes. Cloudflare recommends a setting between 15 and 45 minutes.

__cfruid - Cloudflare Rate Limiting

Rate Limiting protects critical resources by providing fine-grained control to block or qualify visitors with suspicious request rates.

CFID - ColdFusion Session Management Client ID
Adobe ColdFusion uses a pair of cookies named CFID and CFTOKEN to manage user sessions. These two cookies are only ever used in tandem with each other--they are never used separately. Even though CFID is sequential, CFTOKEN is random and is unpredictable.

Since it is the combination of both cookies that is used, the resulting combination is also unpredictable.

CFTOKEN - ColdFusion Session Management Security Token
Adobe ColdFusion uses a pair of cookies named CFID and CFTOKEN to manage user sessions. These two cookies are only ever used in tandem with each other--they are never used separately. Even though CFID is sequential, CFTOKEN is random and is unpredictable.

Since it is the combination of both cookies that is used, the resulting combination is also unpredictable.

CFGLOBALS - ColdFusion Global Data

Adobe ColdFusion CFGLOBALS cookie holds global data about the client, such as HitCount, TimeCreated, and LastVisit.

JSESSIONID - ColdFusion Session Identifier

Adobe ColdFusion JSESSIONID cookie is used to manage user sessions.

ISGOOD - Composer Cookie Support Verification
Composer uses this cookie to verify that a user’s web browser supports cookies so that they may be able to log in to the application.

JSESSIONID - New Relic Session Identifier
The JSESSIONID cookie is used to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application.


Google Analytics


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Google Analytics  

_ga These cookies are associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.