Cookies are tiny text files placed on your computer when you visit our website. Without these, it would be very difficult for the website to do things such as remember your preferences or registration details for future visits.
Below, we’ve summarised the types of cookies we use; those that are strictly necessary for the site to function, those that are used to enhance the performance of the site, those that remember your choices to provide enhanced features and allow the site to function better for you, and those that help the site to provide a more personal (targeted) experience by gathering information about your browsing habits, for example, by remembering a website that you’ve visited.
Strictly Necessary: These are cookies that are essential for the website to perform. If you don’t allow these cookies, then you won’t be able to use our website.
Analytical/Performance: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic so that we can improve the performance of our site and, therefore, improve the customer experience. If you don’t allow these cookies, then we won’t know which pages are the most (and least) popular.
Functionality: These cookies allow the website to provide better functionality and personalisation. If you don’t allow these cookies, then some parts of the website may not work properly.
Targeting: These cookies and similar technologies help personalise content. While these cookies and similar technologies can track your visits to other websites, they don’t usually know who you are.
3rd Party Cookies: 1st Party Cookies are set by us, as owners of the website. As well as 1st Party Cookies, we also use 3rd Party Cookies, which are set by partner websites carefully selected and monitored by us. They set cookies during your visit to help us improve visitor experience in a number of ways. For example, to support the customisation of adverts that you may see elsewhere on the web, and/or in order to meet contractual obligations with us.
How to manage cookies
By using our website, you agree to us using these cookies. However, it is possible to block cookies on our website and delete them too. You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse all cookies, choose which cookies you want or don’t want, or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. Just remember that our website (and others) may not work quite as well if you do this.
Use the help feature in your browser to see how, or find out how here: http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
If you change your mind after you’ve accepted our cookies, you’ll find an option within your internet browser to clear cookies that have already been set. Use the help feature in your browser to see how.
Find out more on cookies
Take a look at these websites for more information on cookies:
- Independent advice - http://www.aboutcookies.org/
- Supporting information about Advertising Cookies- www.youronlinechoices.com/uk
- Information from our website analytics tool – Google Analytics