This Cookies Policy provides the following information for users:
What are cookies?
What are the different types of cookies we use?
How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
Contact details and where to find further information
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org www.youronlinechoices.eu www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
The different types of cookies we use
Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for such as remembering previous actions, shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.
These cookies collect information and allow us to measure and analyse how users navigate our website and respond to marketing campaigns. It helps us to improve your online experience and make changes to our website. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Functionality / Preferences cookies:
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They 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 collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting / Advertising cookies:
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
How can users manage cookies?
There are a number of ways to manage cookies. You can prevent cookies, enable cookies and delete cookies through your browser. If you use different computers and/or browsers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
You can usually (depending on the browser you are using) block cookies by consulting the “Help” tab of your browser via the menu bar. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), this may prevent our website from functioning properly or at all. You are taken to have agreed to any cookies that you have not blocked.
To change your cookie settings, if you want to be notified each time a cookie is about to be used or if you want to reject cookies that you have previously agreed to, you can amend the settings as described above.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire (which means they will either be removed or cease operating) after a maximum expiry period.