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When you visit our website, we may place a ‘cookie’ onto your device. These are small text files which we use to improve the functionality and overall user experience of our website. Cookies collect information on the device being used, such as the IP address. We will not be able to directly identify you from this information.

Our Cookie banner is provided by OneTrust.

How to manage cookies

You can manage your preferences by interacting with the embedded preference tool, which opens as a ‘pop-up’ when you first visit our website. You can also find it by clicking on the icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

Using the tool, you will find information on each cookie being used as well as having the option to opt-in or out.

You can also manage your preferences by customising the setting in your chosen internet browser. Please do note however that restricting certain cookies may affect the functionality of our website. For further information on different internet browsers and how to manage these preferences, please visit:

Types of cookies we use

The choices you have over whether to accept or reject cookies will depend on the purpose they are used for. Cookies can be classified as:

Necessary – These cookies are essential for the security and the general running of our website. These types of cookies are exempt from the opt-in requirements.

Functional – These cookies remember the choices you have made, such as saving your preferred language or region. You have the choice over the setting of these cookies.

Analytical – These cookies collect statistics on how our website is being used, such as which areas receive the most traffic. You have the choice over the setting of these cookies.

In addition to the above categories, cookies can also be classified by the host provider (who is setting the cookie and viewing the information) and the expiration time:

First-party: These are cookies that are set directly by us. We don’t share this information outside of Communisis.

Third-party: These are cookies that are set by a different domain or website. We cannot view any of the information these cookies collect.

Persistent: These cookies have an expiration date and will remain active on your device until this period has expired

Session: These are temporary cookies that are only active when the web page is open. These cookies are removed once the web page is closed.



Cookie Provider Purpose Type Duration
OptanonConsent Communisis Remembers your preferences and sets the right cookies First party – Persistent 365 days
JSESSIONID Communisis Used for secure connections First party – Session Close of session
OptanonAlertBoxClosed Communisis Used to determine if you should be shown the cookie banner First party -Persistent 365 days
HASESSIONID Communisis Used for secure connections First party – Session Close of session


Cookie Provider Purpose Type Duration
_ga Communisis Used to identify unique visitors to our website First party -Persistent 1 day
_gid Communisis To store and count page views First party -Persistent 730 days
_gat_gtag Communisis Used to store each user’s unique ID First party – Session Close of session


Cookie Provider Purpose Type Duration
I18next Communisis Used to remember language preference First party – Session Close of session

Social media plugins

In addition to the above, we may embed links for buttons to social networks (such as LinkedIn). If you click on these links and browse to other sites, they may set their own cookies which allows them to view certain information such as which page you have visited from, your IP address and the language used.

We have added these to allow you to share content with your friends and family, however we have no control over the information that they gather. For further information on how these sites process your personal data (including details collected via cookies) please view their respective privacy notices. 

Last Update: June 2023