Last modified: January 13, 2017
2. What is a cookie anyway?
- A cookie is a tiny file made up of letters and numbers that is stored on your internet browser or the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website.
- You can choose whether or not you want the cookie to be stored on your computer.
- Cookies are very helpful as they can be used to remember lots of interesting information, for example what you did on our website when you lasted visited it.
- “Session cookies” are downloaded to your computer for a short period of time whilst you browse a particular website; these cookies might allow you to navigate better between pages or allow websites to remember the preferences you select.
- “Persistent cookies” can be used to help websites remember you as a returning visitor or ensure the online adverts you receive are more relevant to your interests.
- We use both session cookies and persistent cookies to perform a number of different purposes across our website.
3. We may use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies - these are cookies that we really need in order to make our website work properly. These cookies are deleted when you close your web browser.
- Performance cookies - these cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website. They also let us see how our visitors browse our website. Performance cookies are valid for different periods of time and they can be deleted at any stage using your browser settings.
- Functionality cookies - these cookies are used to recognise you when you come back to our website. Functional cookies expire after a maximum of 2 years. Functionality cookies can be deleted from your browser history at any point before they expire.
- Targeting cookies - these cookies record your visits to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.
- We may partner with third party advertising networks and exchanges in order to display advertising on our websites or to manage and serve our advertising on other sites.
- Please note that turning off advertising cookies will not mean that you are not served any advertising, merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.
5. You must understand that if you turn off cookies, you might not be able to use all parts of the website:
- You can block cookies by activating the setting on your internet 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 strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
- Some internet browsers - like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari - include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. We respect this setting and our website will not track you if you enable this option.You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.