Cookies are small text files that are downloaded and stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone by websites that you visit and allow a website to recognise a user's computer. These files are used to help the website work, provide information to the owners of the site or help users navigate the site more efficiently.
A cookie records your preferences when using a particular site, ensuring that you are not shown the same information and/or are only shown information you have stated that you are interested in. In order to use the site you agree to let cookies be saved as they are an important part of navigation of the site.
The following are examples of information we may collect:
- Information about your device browser and operating system
- Your internet protocol (IP) address assigned to your internet service
- The web pages you visit on our websites
- Any embedded links you view
What cookies are used?
Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.
These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. This cookie helps you complete areas of the site without having to re-enter information already provided.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
Performance and analytics cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.
Advertising and marketing cookies
We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about your visit to our website. We do this in order to help improve our website service to customers. Their cookies typically store anonymous aggregated information such as whether a visitor has been to the site before, and the time of the current visit.
How long do cookies last?
Session cookies are temporary cookies which remain on your device whilst you are on our website. They are automatically deleted when you leave the website or close your browser or
Persistent cookies remain on your computer either until they reach a pre-set expiry date, or you choose to remove them.