What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are placed on your computer or mobile device by the websites you visit. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones and other devices. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses Cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customisation functions. Cookie technology encompasses the use of pixels, text file, java script and similar technologies. We refer to all of these technologies as Cookies.

Cookies can be categorised into two different types:

  1. Session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser (at which point they are deleted).
  2. Persistent or stored cookies that remain on the cookie file of your computer for a defined period of time.


Why do we use Cookies?

Cookies help us deliver, protect and improve our website product by personalising content, improving performance and efficiency with the use of metrics and providing security measures to keep you safe and secure.


The cookies we use

The cookies we use on our website are either ‘Essential’, Functional,  ‘Performance’ or ‘Analytical’ Cookies:

  • Essential cookies enable you to move around the website and access its features, such as accessing secure areas of a website or displaying personalised content. These Cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block these Cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These Cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
  • Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all these services may not function properly.
  • Performance 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 types of 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.
  • Analytical Cookies provided Google Analytics to collect information about your online activity on the website, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on the website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

For more information about the information gathered by Google Analytics please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Cookies cannot look into your computer and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive and, unless you have logged onto an authenticated page, cookies cannot be used to identify who you are.

Cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer has visited a certain website. Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.

Cookies will not be used to contact you for marketing purposes. Cookies may be used to record details of pages that have been visited on this website, however these are anonymous statistics and we do not track you as an individual user. This is to provide us with generic usage statistics to allow the company to improve this website and to provide you with information that may interest you.


Cookie List

Cookie Purpose Data held Type of cookie Categorisation Notes
_ga Google Analytics Used to distinguish users Persistent, First-party cookie Performance Google Analytics sets an anonymous analytics cookie that we use to evaluate your use of the website, help us improve how our website works and understand what content interests our users. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous.
_gid Google Analytics Used to distinguish users Persistent, First-party cookie Performance
_gat Google Analytics Used to throttle request rate Persistent, First-party cookie Performance
catAccCookies Hides cookie message Show/hide cookie message flag Persistent, First-party cookie Essential Required to ensure the message about cookies is suppressed after the first view.
laravel_session Brighter IR stock information Used to persist data across http requests Session, First-party cookie Performance Used to display cross site CPP Group stock information hosted by Brighter IR.
XSRF-TOKEN Brighter IR stock information Used to protect against cross-site request forgery Session, First-party cookie Performance


How can you control the cookies we use?

How can you control the cookies we use?

You have the right at any time to;

  • Withdraw your agreement to the use of Cookies;
  • Block the use of cookies
  • Refuse Cookies altogether;
  • Delete Cookies that have already been set;
  • Modify your cookie settings.

You can perform these actions at any time with the use of our Cookie manager functionality. You can also do this through activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can usually activate these settings by clicking on the ‘Help’ menu in your browser. 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 website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, you will receive cookies as soon you visit our website. The cookies that will be issued will be applied in accordance with the terms of this Cookies Policy.


Other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. This Cookie Policy only applies to our website so when you link to such other websites, you should read their own cookie policies.


How to contact us
For the purposes of data protection legislation, we are CPPGroup Plc. We are a company registered in England and Wales under company number 07151159. Our registered office is 6 East Parade, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 2AD. We are part of the CPPGroup Plc group of companies (“CPP Group”).

You can contact us:

  • by post at: CPPGroup Plc, 6 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2AD, United Kingdom;
  • by phone on the number displayed on the ‘Contact us’ page of the Site; or
  • by email at: [email protected].