A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Types of cookies
First party cookies are set by the website that you are visiting.
Third party cookies are set by a party other than the owner of the website you are visiting (i.e. a third party). Typically, third party cookies will be set by the organisations providing analytics services to the website owner (e.g. Google Analytics) or advertising network providers.
Session cookies are stored only during a browsing session and are removed from your device when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies remain on your device even when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies enable a website to remember you on subsequent visits, speeding up or enhancing your experience of services or functions offered (e.g. by remembering preferences).
We use the following cookies:
• Strictly necessary cookies – these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
• Analytical/performance cookies – they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
• Targeting cookies – these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it (if any) more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
For more information on how to remove cookies or prevent cookies from being created on your particular browser, visit the Managing Cookies section of allaboutcookies.org.
Further information about cookies
If you would like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites including aboutcookies.org and/or allaboutcookies.org.