What are Cookies?
Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website or mobile application. Cookies are used by us as part of our Website and they are also used by some of our third-party partners.
By using the Website you acknowledge that we may store and access essential cookies on your computer or other devices. Essential cookies are cookies that are essential for the operation of our Website.
Further, where you give permission, we may also store and access certain non-essential cookies on your computer or other devices. These cookies are not essential to the operation of our Website but allow us to provide additional functionality or to gather additional information about your use of our Website. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential cookies and we will not place such cookies until you have given your consent.
If you wish to block or delete cookies, or you would like to withdraw consent to our use of non-essential cookies, you can find out how to do so below.
What do we do with Cookies?
- Essential Cookies
- Session Cookies
- Analytics Cookies
We use “analytics” cookies. These, along with other information, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people using the Website and which features of our Website are most popular. We use this information to improve the Website. We do not generally store any information that you provide to us in a cookie.
- Functionality Cookies
We use these cookies to recognise you when you return to our Website, to remember your preferences, and to provide enhanced, more personalised features.
- Targeting Cookies
We use these cookies (also known as advertising cookies) to deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on our Website and help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited our Website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
- Social Media Cookies
What Cookies do we use on our website?
The table below sets out more information about the individual cookies used on our Website and the purposes for which they are used:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Determines location to decide whether or not to show Cookie Consent. EU Cookie Control will not work without this.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know how our website is performing and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set via third parties as part of their services (e.g. Facebook, Google). They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
What happens when your refuse, block, or delete Cookies?
Can you block Cookies?