What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files created and stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or device. Cookies contain information that is transferred from your computer's or device's hard drive and is sent back to our website when you next visit it.
There are two types of cookies – sessional and persistent.
- Sessional cookies are temporary cookies. When you close your browser, the sessional cookie is permanently erased and the website that created the cookie will not recognise you when you go back to that website.
- Persistent cookies stay in your browser's memory until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them automatically based on the expiration date contained in the cookie's file. How long a cookie remains in your browser's memory depends on how long the website you visited has programmed the cookie to last.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These 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.
- Analytical or performance cookies. 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 when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. Functional cookies. 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.
- Targeting cookies. Targeting cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They can be used by these third parties to build a profile of your interests based on the browsing information they collect from you, which includes uniquely identifying your browser and terminal equipment, 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 devices. If you do not allow these cookies you will still see basic advertising on your browser that is generic and not based on your interests.
- Functionality or preference cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, and can manage your cookies by clicking on the cookie settings button below.
How do I manage my cookies?
We respect your right to privacy, and you have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can manage all of your cookies by clicking on the cookie settings button below.
Privacy Preferences Center