What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit a website. The cookies send information back to the website each time you return.
Cookies can be permanent (these are known as as persistent cookies) where they remain on your computer until you delete them, or temporary (these are known as session cookies) where they last only until you close your browser. Cookies can also be first-party cookies which are those set by the website which is being visited, or third-party cookies which are set by a website other than the one being visited.
Cookies we use & what they are for
The cookies we use on our websites can be categorised as follows (based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide on cookies):
Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use the services you have asked for, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
We use this type of cookie to handle user registration and login. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies are first-party cookies, and can be either permanent or temporary. In short, without these cookies our websites won’t work properly.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies individual visitors. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous.
We use these cookies to:
– provide statistics on how our websites are used
– measure the delivery of our advertising campaigns (we don’t use this information to target adverts to you)
These cookies could be permanent or temporary cookies, first-party or third-party cookies. In short, these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited and the adverts viewed.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the country you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies use is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
We use these cookies to:
– remember whether a service has already been provided to you
– enhance the overall experience across the website by remembering your preferences.
These cookies could be permanent or temporary, first-party or third-party cookies. In short, these cookies remember choices you make to improve your user experience.
These cookies are used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the delivery of advertising campaigns.
Advertising cookies are used to manage the advertising across the website (these cookies are not used on our websites to target advertising to you).
Advertising cookies are placed by third parties such as advertisers and their agents, and can be permanent or temporary cookies. In short, they are related to advertising services provided by third parties on our website.
Other third-party cookies:
On some pages of our website we may have content from services such as YouTube or Facebook. Please note that we do not control any cookies which are used by these services and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
How to manage & remove cookies
If you would like to restrict, block or remove cookies you can do this through your web browser settings. Depending on which browser you are using the the steps required vary slightly. Click on any of the browser links below for instructions.
Safari iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
If you are not using any of the above browsers, then the “Help” function within your web browser will tell you what you need to do.
You can also visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for more information on how to manage and remove cookies across a number of different internet browsers.
Please note that certain areas of our websites can only be accessed by having cookies enabled and you should be aware that disabling cookies may prevent you from accessing some of our content and enjoying the full features of our websites.
For information on how to manage cookies on your mobile device browser you will need to refer to your handset manual. If you would like to contact us about cookies please email us at [email protected].
By using this site without rejecting cookies and similar online technologies, visitors consent to our use of such technologies to collect and process information.