Cookie Policy

Effective Date: 1st May 2024

This Cookie Policy is provided in a layered format. Click through to jump to a specific section:

1. What This Policy Covers

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we and our partners deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

2. What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who provide analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”). Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

3. How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons, e.g. some enable a personalised experience for both visitors and registered users. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action. Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account. For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.

5. Examples

user-sessionScala / Ajax security cookie.
__stripe_sid / __stripe_midFor processing payments and to aid in fraud detection.

Please note that this section is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather aims to be representative, and that our users may set additional cookies, depending on the features they have chosen to enable.

6. Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored — either through built-in functionality or by utilising third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit On a mobile device, you may also be able to adjust your settings to limit tracking.

7. Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our Cookie Policy from time to time. We encourage visitors to check this page for any changes. If we make changes, we will notify you by updating the “Effective” date above. Your further use of the Services after a change to our Cookie Policy will be subject to the updated policy.

8. How to Reach Us

If you have a question about this Cookie Policy please contact us at