- What are cookies?
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and are harmless to your system. They are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer hard drive or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions enhancing users’ experience of use of websites. Cookies record how you move around a website so that, when you visit that site again, it can present tailored options based on your previous visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of our site. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
- Analytics Cookies
It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.
- Functionality Cookies
Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
- Targeting Cookies
It is important for us to know when and how often you visit our site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make our site and advertising more relevant to your interests.
Third Party Cookies
Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or to you. Third party cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).
- Persistent Cookies
Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site. These cookies are stored as a file on your computer or device and remain there when you close your web browser.
- Session Cookies
Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
- Allowing or disallowing cookies
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended. You can return to your Cookie preferences to review and/or change them at any time.
In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:
|Microsoft Internet Explorer:||https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
|Mozilla Firefox:||https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies website-preferences
(Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)