This cookie policy describes how and for what purposes we collect and use your data. We will always be transparent about the information gathered and analysed by our website. This gives an overall view of which types of data we use, with whom we share it and how you can limit the impact. If you accept this Cookie Policy, this means you acknowledge and agree with all terms specified below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.

Cookies are not viruses or computer programmes. They are very small so do not take up much space.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to:

  • make our website work, for example by keeping it secure
  • measure how you use our website, such as which links you click on (analytics cookies)
  • help show you relevant health campaigns on social media

We require cookies to be enabled so we can keep track of your progress through our website. No personal or confidential information is stored in cookies, and most are only active whilst you are visiting the website.

What type of cookies do we use?

We use both session-based cookies and persistent cookies. Session-based cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until the completion of the current session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when it is closed. Once you close the browser, all current session cookies are deleted. Session-based cookies allow us to link the actions of a particular user during his session activity. Persistent cookies remain on your device until you manually delete them or while their lifetime is up. They are activated each time when a user visits the website.

What cookies do we use?

Name

Type

Description

Expiry

_ga

HTTP

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

Two years

_gat

HTTP

used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

Session

_gid

HTTP

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

Session

_fbp 

HTTP

Advertising cookie, third party. It is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertising products such as real-time bids from third-party advertisers.

3 months

_gcl_au

HTTP

Advertising cookie, third party. It is used by Google AdSense to experiment with the efficiency of advertising on different websites using its services.

1 year

MUID

HTTP

This cookie is used when using Microsoft Bing or Microsoft Edge as a browser, used to sync across different platforms that a user may be using

Session

SL_GWPT_Show_Hide_tmp

SL_wptGlobTipTmp

HTTP

HTTP

 

We use these cookies to make the website more convenient, for example, to keep your settings preferences.

Session

IDE

HTML

We use this cookie as it carries out information about how the end-user uses the website and any advertising that the end-user may have seen before visiting the said website.

Persistent - Up to five years

1P_JAR

ANID

CONSENT

NID

HTTP

HTTP

HTTP

HTTP

We use this cookie as it carries information about how the end-user uses the website and any advertising that the end-user may have seen before visiting the said website.

Session and persistent, up to a max of two years

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

HTTP

HTTP

HTTP

We use these Google Analytics cookies which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance

Session

Cookieconsent

COOKIE_SUPPORT 

HTTP

HTTP

 

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

1 year

LFR_SESSION_STATE_20120 

HTTP

Technical session cookie. It belongs to Liferay. It contains the user's ID on the Liferay platform

Session

JSESSIONID 

HTTP

Technical session cookie. It belongs to Liferay. It is used by sites written in JSP to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

Session

GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID 

HTTP

Functional personalisation cookie. It belongs to Liferay. It remembers the user's language preference.

1 year

 

Change your cookie settings

Some cookies, like those used to measure how you use our website, are not needed for our website to work.

These cookies can help us make our website better, but we'll only use them if you say it's OK.

How can you turn off or remove cookies?

It is possible to manage cookies from particular websites if you do not want them to be stored on your device, or if you want to remove existing cookie files. Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default. You can manage your preferences to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. However, it is worth noting that if you turn cookies off, this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your user experience. You should be aware that saved website preferences will be lost if you delete cookies and some website functionality can be lost.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies on different browsers. As a rule, you have an ability to be informed about cookies you have got and delete them manually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular websites, accept or reject all cookies. If you use different browsers and devices to view and access our website, you should ensure that each one of them is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. You also can opt-out of third-party cookies from Google Analytics on its website. Follow the links below for more information:

For other browsers, please visit the appropriate page of your browser documentation to learn more.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy at any time and at our own discretion. It was last updated in March 2023.  We will notify you of any changes by posting a new version of the document on this page and updating the date. We will also report on such updates in our blog and news channels. The updated version becomes effective in 7 days after we post such the revised Policy. It is your responsibility to check for updates regularly. We undertake to inform you by your chosen communication route about all significant changes affecting processing personal data and the use of it by us. In the case of such changes, the use of the services will be possible only after you accept the new Cookie Policy.