Cookie Policy

Cookies are a small piece of text stored on a user’s computer by their web browser. A cookie contains a small amount of information such as user preferences, shopping cart contents, or other data used by Websites.

We use “session” cookies to remember your choices whilst using and to keep track of you whilst navigating our website so that we can provide a positive experience. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie Preference hide_cookie_bar This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on the site. The choice to hide the cookie warning message is held in this cookie.
Website language Website#lang
Sc_lang These cookies are used to hold your preferred site language when browsing the site.
Azure Insights ai_session
ai_user These cookies are associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform.
Session ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is a general purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. This is used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
Add this social sharing __atuvs
__atuvc
__atssc These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded in the Shout site on certain pages to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
Sitecore Analytics SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE This cookie name is associated with the Sitecore Content Management System and is used for web analytics to identify repeat visits by unique users.
Google Universal Analytics _ga
_gid These cookies are associated with Google Universal Analytics and are used to compile statistical reports which help us to improve our website.
Cloudflare __cfduid This Cookie is associated with CloudFlare, a service which provides permitted protection and caching, used to speed up page load times. It does not contain any user identification information.

Most browsers allow you to change your cookie preferences, information on how to do this in most popular browsers is available here: