‘Cookies’ and similar technologies such as web beacons and pixels are small files that are stored by your browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. We use the generic term Cookies in this policy to cover all such technologies. Cookies help our website recognise your device and remember information about your visit like your preferences, settings and how you use our website. Some are essential to our website and others are helpful to us but non-essential as explained in more detail below.
What Cookie types do we use?
Our Cookies are either first party or third party. Whether a Cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the Cookie. First Party Cookies are placed directly by us, while other parties we may do business with set Third Party Cookies. These third parties collect data directly from your web browser and the processing of this data is subject to their own privacy policies.
Cookies are either:
Session Cookies – which allow websites to link your actions during a browser session. We may use these for a variety of purposes such as remembering what you clicked on, on the previous page visited. These session Cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term; or
Persistent Cookies – which are stored on your device in between browser sessions and allow your preferences or actions across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. These Cookies do not expire once the browsing session closes and remain on your device until an expiration date set by the source of the Cookie.
What are the categories of the Cookies we use?
Essential Cookies: These Cookies are essential to make our website work correctly, they enable you to move around our website and use our features. These Cookies are necessary for the provision of our services and if you do not want us to collect such information, you must cease using our website immediately.
Performance Cookies: These Cookies help us understand how you interact with our website, by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our website.
Functionality Cookies: These Cookies allow our website to remember if you have previously visited our site or the choices you make (such as your user name, language, region or preferences) to provide a more personalised online experience.
How do you manage Cookies?
We always ask for your consent before installing any non-essential cookies on your device.
We use a cookie management solution on our website. You can click the icon at the bottom of the homepage in order to bring up the cookie preference options and change them. Remember Cookies are specific to the device you are on so you will need to enable the preferences on each device you use if you want to make the changes across all of your devices.
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept Cookies. You can change the settings to manage Cookies being sent to your device. Click here for more information on Cookies and how to manage them in different browsers.