Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across the site to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files, which a site may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the site, or another site, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help to remember usernames and preferences analyse how well a site is performing, or even allow a site to recommend content it believes will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “save login” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use a site, or a user’s general location.


What sort of cookies do we use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:

    1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of the site. Also some cookies allow us to identify registered users and ensure they can access restricted pages. If a user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that the status of their account entitles them to.

    1. Performance Cookies

We may utilise the same or other cookies to analyse how you use the site, to record your visits to the site and the pages you have visited, and to record the links you have followed. Among other aims, this allows is to customise our offering to recurring visitors and to optimise navigational paths.

    1. Settings Cookies

We use settings cookies to allow us to remember certain choices you have made. For example, you can be automatically redirected to the language in which you last browsed, automatically logged in when the site session expires or schedules can be displayed in the time zone previously reported by your browser.


Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of the site. However, if you do wish to disable cookies then please follow the instructions from our How to Manage Cookies section.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of the site do not work properly.

Our cookies

Cookie Expiry Purpose
_language 1 month This cookie remembers which language you are using at, so you can be immediately directed to your preferred language when returning to
_csfr session This cookie is used to prevent csfr attacks to your account at, and the website
PHPSESID Session Tracks the activity of your session

Does anyone else use cookies?

We may allow third parties to set cookies on our website. These cookies are to support functionality of several third party applications which are being used on, such as the Vimeo-video player in our video section, or for example YouTube embeddings in a news items. . For information on how to disable such cookies, please see the section below ‘How to Manage Cookies’.

The following third party applications use cookies on our website: (APISID, CONSENT, HSID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, LOGIN_INFO): YouTube sets several cookies, when visiting any pages containing YouTube video’s, such as certain news items. We have no control over the cookies set by YouTube. Mostly they expire after 2 years, and they might track information about the videos you watched, and that you watched them on More information about the Google/Youtube privacy policy can be found here: (_utma, _utmz, _ga, eu_cn, external_referrer, guest_id, personalization_id, syndication, tfw_exp): These cookies are set on any pages containing Twitter embeddings. We don’t have any control over these cookies. Expiry date of these cookies is up to 2 years. Twitter may use this information to optimise your browsing experience, for example by tracking which browser you are using and to show you interest based ads on Twitter, based on which websites you visited containing Twitter embeds. If you do not want Twitter to show you interest-based ads on and off of Twitter, you can disable these setting for your Twitter account and current browser on the following page: (_ga, player, vuid): Vimeo Analytics unique ids, which are placed once you visit any page containing a Vimeo video embedding such as our coaching videos. We don’t have any control over these cookies, which expires after 2 years. (act, c_user, datr, fr, pl, presence, sb, wd, xs): These cookies are used for Facebook features across the site, such as links to our fan pages and social media sharing buttons on certain content pages. Information is collected to track for example which articles you liked and that you did so at You can control your privacy settings and to what extent this information can be used by Facebook in your account settings at Facebook:

See the Facebook privacy policy for more information.

This may not be an exhaustive list as we do not control these cookies and they may change from time to time without our knowledge.

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at

How to Manage Cookies

As we explain in our Cookie Policy, cookies help you to get the most out of the site. If you do disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of the site do not work.

How to disable behaviourally targeted advertising cookies

If you are concerned about behaviourally targeted advertising cookies users based in the European Union can visit to opt out of these third party cookies.

The above website is not connected to us and we are not responsible for its content.

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser

Google Chrome:

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings
  • Click ‘Show advanced settings’
  • In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
  • To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
  • To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0:

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’
  • In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft:

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla:


  • Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’
  • Select ‘Quick Preferences’
  • To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
  • To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software:

Safari on OSX

  • Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  • Click on ‘Security’
  • To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
  • To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple:

All other browsers

Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

Disabling specific third party cookies

The following list provides an overview of how to opt out from certain third party cookies. We may update this list periodically, but please be advised that cookies and third party technologies are subject to change:

Please note: Disabling cookies might adversely affect your use of and several features will not be available at all or not function as intended. When disabling cookies, or opting out will affect not only your browsing experience on, but for all your web activity.

In certain cases, when opting out, this is done via a cookie, which prevents any further cookies being placed. This means, you might have to opt out again, if you manually delete all your browser cookies. Also, this means that opt out only works for your current browser and device. If you are using several browsers, or devices, you might have to opt out on any browser or computer or other device you are using.

Last update: 1 May 2018