Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

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, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They 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. These cookies help us measure and improve site performance using a service provided by Google Analytics and Omniture.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These 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 and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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

OPTAW-gaCookie2 yearsOPTAGenerated by Opta when viewing widgets on the site
OPTAW_gaCookie_gid2 daysOPTAGenerated by Opta when viewing widgets on the site
_ga2 yearsGoogleGenerated by Google for website analytics
_gat1 dayGoogleGenerated by Google for website analytics
_gat_OPTAWV32 yearsGoogle / OPTAGenerated by Opta and Google for analytics
_gid2 daysGoogleGenerated by Google for website analytics
resolutionEnd of sessionFAW.cymruGenerated by the website so that imagery can be delivered in a smaller file based on device
 _ttp13 months from the last date it was usedTikTokTo measure and improve the performance of advertising campaigns and to personalise the user’s experience (including ads) on TikTok.

Third Party Cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Blocking Cookies

You 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.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire when they are no longer necessary.

If you have any questions about this Cookie policy or privacy matters generally, please refer to our Privacy Policy for contact details.

September 2023

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