What are cookies?

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (eg computer or mobile phone). These include small files known as cookies.

Can I opt out of cookies?

We use cookies based on your 'implied consent', which means that if you continue to use our website, we will assume you are happy for us to set cookies. If you aren't, then yes, there are a number of things you can do.

You can set your web browser (eg Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc) to reject all cookies; allow only 'trusted' sites to set them; or to accept cookies from websites only for the duration of your visit. Your browser's 'help' option will tell you how. However, please be aware that if you choose to delete or restrict cookies, some features of our website may not work.

The cookies we use:

Used By Name Expiry Date Displays relevant cookie information for the website.
EU Cookie Compliance app-decibel-compliance-cookieacceptance When you close the browser This cookie is used to record the types of cookies a user is willing to accept on this web site.
User Preferences app-decibel-regional-language When you close the browser This cookie is used to record a user's language preference.
Google Analytics _utma 2 years These cookies are used to collect information about how people use the website. This allows us to make sure the website is meeting your needs, and help us understand what we could improve. See the Google Analytics Privacy Policy for more details.
_utmb 30 minutes
_utmc When you close the browser
_utmz 6 months
Decibel Insight da_sid When you close the browser These cookies are used to remember and identify visitors.
da_lid 24 months