What is a cookie?

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

How do we use cookies?

Cookies enable us to identify you when you have logged in.  We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site and to provide you with certain features.  

We use cookies to enhance the functionality of our website by storing your preferences. For example your country and language settings.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to tailor our website to you.  For example, if you set your location, we use cookies to save your location preference.  

Examples of Functionality Cookies

Cookie NamePurpose
CountryStores your country preference
LanguageStores your language preference
fe_typo_userHolds a reference to a user session of the website to provide login facilities

Performance Cookies

We use performance cookies for internal purposes to help us provide you with a better user experience.  The information supplied by these cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use the website, thus enabling us to improve how we present our content to you.

Cookie NamePurpose
Google AnalyticsThis is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evalute visitor behaviour and provides us with reports
Marketo Munchkin, PardotThese allow a website to track visitor behavior on the sites on which the cookies are installed and to link a visitor to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness. Tracking is performed anonymously until a user identifies himself by submitting a form.