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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies. Cookies is a name for a small file, usually of letters and numbers, which is downloaded onto your device, like your computer, mobile phone or tablet when you visit a website. They let websites recognise your device, so that the sites can work more effectively, and also gather information about how you use the site to enhance your experience. A cookie, by itself, can't be used to identify you. 

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.

Cookies can last for different lengths of time depending on what they are used for:

  • Session cookies are temporary cookies which are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser. 
  • Persistent cookies are used by publishers to track a single user and their interaction with their website. They can last for a fixed period of time and allow the website to recognise the device again when the user returns to that website on that device. 

Why do we use cookies?
There are different types of cookies and each cookie is used for different purposes. The reasons for the ellenor using different types of cookies are described below.

  • Strictly necessary cookies -are essential to the operation of our website, they allow you to browse the website and use its features.  
  • Analytical/performance cookies – collect information about how you use our website, for example what pages you visited, how long you spent on our website and how you interacted with our website. We may use analytical cookies to provide data in order to help us improve our website and therefore your experience.
  • Functionality cookies are necessary to be able to offer visitors the best experience on our website. Functionality cookies will allow the website to remember any choices you make and provide more personalised features. These cookies allow us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences
  • Targeting 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 more relevant to your interests.
  • Third party advertising cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are visiting at the time and are used for tracking and online advertising purposes.
  • Other third party cookies. We use applications on our website that are owned by other organisations, third party cookies may be used to customise that application to you or to track the success of that application. For example, if you share an article using a social media sharing button via our news section, the social media channel may record that share.

Which third party cookies do we use?

We use third party cookies for the purposes of advertising and analytics.

The table outlines the purpose of each of our third-party cookies, and which cookies are from social media domains.

Which first party cookies do we use?

The table below outlines the first party cookies we use, their purpose and their duration.

Cookie Type  Cookie Name Cookie author  Purpose Cookie duration
Advertising _fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers 90 days
Analytical _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 730 days
Analytical _gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day
Strictly Necessary __RequestVerificationToken This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser. Session
Strictly Necessary el.filter Saves the current event search filter selection. 1 day
Strictly Necessary ASP.NET_SessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. Session
CMS Orchard Orchard- Essential cookie for running a website  Session


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