Cookie Policy

This Cookies Policy explains how we use cookies to enhance visitors’ experience of our Website and to track and optimise its performance.

It should be read alongside our Privacy Policy.

When we refer to “our website” or “this website” we mean the webpages of

Use of cookies

We want to make access to our website and what we offer online easy, useful and reliable.

Sometimes this involves placing text files containing small amounts of information on your computer or mobile phone known as cookies when you visit our Website.

You can find more information about cookies at and (each of which is an external link).

These small pieces of information are used to improve online services for you and the operation of our Website through, for example:

  • Enabling our Website to recognise your device (your computer, phone or tablet for example) so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task or session, like submitting a form.
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every webpage you subsequently access on our Website.
  • Measuring how many people are using our Website, and services made available through our Website, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they operate and respond efficiently.

You can view what cookies are stored on your computer, remove them or stop them being placed in the future through the web browser settings for each browser that you use to access the internet.

Note that the way in which you do this is different for different web browsers and devices. To find out how to do this for your device’s web browser, search for ‘cookies’ in your browser’s help menu.

You should also be aware that some areas of our Website may not function if your web browser does not accept cookies.

If you wish to control the placing of cookies on your computer but still enable the full functionality of our Website, you could impose restrictions on the placing of cookies on your computer but make our Website a “trusted website” in your web browser. Again, the help menu in your web browser should tell you how to do this.

Cookies we use

Cookie Domain Description Duration Type
AWSALBCORS This cookie is used for load balancing services provded by Amazon inorder to optimize the user experience. Amazon has updated the ALB and CLB so that customers can continue to use the CORS request with stickness. 6 days 23 hours 59 minutes Necessary
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 1 years 11 months 28 days 23 hours 59 minutes Analytics
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form. 23 hours 59 minutes Analytics
_gat_gtag_UA_7990777_1 No description Other
AWSALB AWSALB is a cookie generated by the Application load balancer in the Amazon Web Services. It works slightly different from AWSELB. 6 days 23 hours 59 minutes Other