This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
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.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies.
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
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.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
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 more relevant to your interests.
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
These third parties may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies to track your browser across multiple websites;
to build a profile of your web surfing;
to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you based on your past browsing behaviour and/or your past visits to the website;
to limit the number of times you see an advert and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
The information collected by these cookies may include personal information such as your name, address, telephone or email address but this information will only be passed on to third parties when you have given consent for your personal information to be used in this way.
You may 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.
Similarly you may delete cookies by manually deleting cookie files. Deleting cookies will, however, have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
Except for essential cookies, most cookies will expire after 12 months.