Last updated on 23 November 2020
The only cookies we set ourselves are essential cookies, such as those used to maintain your session as you browse our websites, and to provide ‘Remember Me’ functionality if you request it when logging in.
Additionally, for some of our services, we use content delivery network (CDN) services provided by Cloudflare to speed up delivery and provide protection against cyber-attacks. Their servers do set an essential
_cfduid cookie which helps them detect malicious visitors to our website and avoid blocking legitimate users.
_cfduid cookie anonymises your IP address using a one-way hash of certain values so that you cannot be personally identified, and does not allow for cross-site tracking, nor is it linked with your account on any of our services. Additionally, this cookie is stored as a temporary ‘session cookie’ that expires after at most 30 days.
Finally, if our backend servers go down for any reason, Cloudflare may serve copies of our pages that they have stored in their cache as part of the ‘Always Online’ service that they provide to us. If this happens, Cloudflare may store two temporary cookies,
cf_use_ob, on your device when you visit our website during these periods, but these cookies only contain technical information relating to their connection to our backend servers, rather than anything remotely linked to you.