What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables our website to remember your actions and preferences. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to website, remember your preferences over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
What types of cookies do we use and why?
Cookies are capable of storing many types of data and they help provide additional functionality to the site as well as analyse site usage more accurately. In all cases in which cookies are used, no personally identifiable information will be collected unless your explicit permission is given.
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.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. 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 are used to track visits to our site and help us measure traffic sources to improve performance. They are also used to optimize the website based on how many visitors navigate through the site. All information collected is anonymized. If you disable these cookies the site should function correctly, we simply won’t know that you visited the site.
These are performance cookies used to track visits to our website and movement around the site. The data which is collected is anonymous and is used for benchmarking purposes to monitor the performance of our site and to measure user engagement. We share the anonymized Google Analytics data with selected third parties to assist us in understanding the effectiveness of our website and our marketing efforts.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. 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.
How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?
For the performance cookies and targeting cookies when starting a new session on our website, you can choose to opt-in to these. It is possible that any advertising you receive will be less targeted as a result, but the site should function correctly.
If you wish to disable the strictly necessary cookies, then within your browser you can choose whether you want to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete all cookies, third-party cookies or specific website cookies. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.
For further information please refer to: https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/
If you block these cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.
Links to other websites
This cookie notice does not cover links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.