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What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP addresses anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither Myraltis or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

We use stats provided by Google Analytics to improve the experience of our site visitors. Blocking Google Analytics cookies will not hamper your experience of the site, but it will make us a little sad.

Google Analytics may set the following cookies on your browser:

Name Default Expiration Time Purpose
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Alternatively, you can use the Cookie Settings button to allow or stop this site setting cookies on your computer, however, with fiendish irony, the Cookie Script also uses cookies to remember your preferences. By clicking "I agree" on the Cookie Script banner you agree to all cookies being set. By clicking "I disagree" on the Cookie Script banner all non-essential cookies will be disabled. You can change your preference at any time by clicking on the "Cookie Settings" tab.

Cookie Script will set the following cookies on your browser:

Name Default Expiration Time Purpose
_ga 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
CookieScriptConsent 1 month Information needed for Cookie Script properly work.

Privacy

We respect your privacy. When you complete the Contact Form on our website we receive your communication via email. We use this information for the sole purpose of responding to your query.

We will not divulge this information to anyone unless required by law to do so. We do not sell contact details to third parties and we do not engage in junk mail, email or telephone marketing campaigns. Any and all information given to us is treated as confidential.

In line with GDPR, you may request from us any information we may hold on you, at anytime.