Introduction

To comply with EU legislation that was introduced in May 2012, this page documents how this website might collect information as you browse and use it to provide a tailored service to improve your online experience.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which collect and store small amounts of data as you browse which can be accessed later by our web server or your own computer to provide a more tailored browsing experience.

A cookie is sometimes created when you load a new webpage and then stored in your browser's cache. This enables this website to use this information to remember your personal settings and preferences when you revisit the website.

Cookies are often used when you log in to a website or submit a form, allowing us to use that information throughout our service and prevent you from entering the same information on multiple occasions.

It is possible to disable cookies in your browser, but is likely to result in a less streamlined browsing experience.

The cookies that are used by this website are listed below, along with an explanation of how and why they are used.

Cookies we use

Cookies enable us to identify you when you're logged in, how you use our website and/or which device you are using.

They are important to improve your experience on Apollo . We use the following types of cookies;

  1. 'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features such as our searches and our logged-in areas.
  2. 'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit.
  3. 'Functionality' cookies are used to provide our core services or to save settings to improve your visit.
  4. 'Targeting' cookies are deployed by third parties, such as social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, linkedin) and our advertising partners (if applicable). They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in, on this and other websites.

• acceptancecookie (3) - This persistent cookie enables you to accept our opening statement once every year.
• PHPSESSID - (1) - Used to identify a session instance for a user.
• ci_session (1) - Used to identify a session instance for a user
• _ga (2) 2 years - Used to distinguish users.
• _gat (2) 1 minute - Used to throttle request rate.
• _gid (2) 24 hours - Used to distinguish users.
• __utma (2) - This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
• __utmb and __utmc (2) - Google Analytics: work together to calculate how long a visit takes (start and finish time stamps).
• __utmt (2) - Used by Google Analytics to control request rate.
• __utmz (4) - Google Analytics uses this to track where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website.

The website aboutcookies.org gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection. The list below provides links to privacy controls for third-party websites that deliver cookies via our website within advertisements or widgets.