cookie policy

cookie policy

This Cookie Policy sets out the basis on which we, wtage, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, (our website).

This Cookie Policy is effective from 2nd May 2019.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.




1. About cookies

2. List of cookies used

3. Essential cookies

4. Non-essential cookies

5. How to accept or reject cookies

1. About cookies


1.1. What are cookies?


Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.


1.2. Essential and non-essential cookies


Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

1.2.1. Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

1.2.2. Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).


1.3. Session and persistent cookies


Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

1.3.1. Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

1.3.2. Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.


1.4. First and third party cookies


Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

1.4.1. First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

1.4.2. Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit

2. List of cookies used


We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:

2.1. Necessary (1)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.


2.1.1. CookieConsent


Purpose: Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.

Expiry: 1 year

Type: HTTP Cookie


2.2. Statistics (4)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.


2.2.1. collect


Purpose: Used to send data to google analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Expiry: Session

Type: Pixel Tracker


2.2.2. _ga


Purpose: Registers a unique id that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Expiry: 2 years

Type: HTTP Cookie


2.2.3. _gat


Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

Expiry: 1 day

Type: HTTP Cookie


2.2.4. _gid


Purpose: Registers a unique id that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Expiry: 1 day

Type: HTTP Cookie

3. Essential cookies


These are cookieswhich are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We do not use essential cookies on our website.

4. Non-essential cookies


We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

  • Analytical (or statistic) cookies
4.1. Analytical (or statistic) cookies

Analytical (or statistic) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:


4.1.1. We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address).


4.1.2. The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: collect, _ga, _gat, _gid.

The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.


4.2. More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here:

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit


4.3. How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here:

5. How to accept or reject cookies


There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting


5.1. Accepting or rejecting cookies


5.1.1. Cookie control tool

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool. Upon accessing the website for the first time, a cookie banner will appear in which you can find out more about the cookies used on the website and opt out of their use. You can then confirm your options and these preferences will be saved for a year.

You can renew or change your cookie consent at any time by clicking here.


5.1.2. Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official websites.


5.1.3. Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.


5.1.4. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: