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.

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


These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie Name Purpose Default Expiration Time
First party OptanonAlertBoxClosed, eupubconsent-v2, OptanonConsent Used to store information about categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category 1 year from set/update
First party  eusa.session Used to help improve website navigation End of browser session  
First party Used to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery End of browser session


These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie Name Purpose Default Expiration Time
First party _ga Used to distinguish users 2 years from set/update
First party  _gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours from set/update  
Third party  _lfa Used to distinguish visitors and sessions 2 years from set/update
Third party Identify session but not user End of browser session
Third party mf_user Used to distinguished new and returning visitors 90 days


These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookie Name Purpose Default Expiration Time
First party Ifuuid Used to store information about preferences and provide offers targeted to individual interests 10+ years from set/update
First party _gat_gtag_xxx Allows the creation of different views in Analytics to show data in relation to website 1 minute from set/update


Please note that third parties (including, for example, 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.


You can 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.


Updated: 11/01/2022