What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on (or access from) your equipment, browser, the hard drive of your computer or your other devices such as smartphones or tablets that you use when visiting our site.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to (or accessed from) your computer’s hard drive or your device operating system. Cookies and similar tracking tags, scripts, pixels and “device fingerprinting” technology are widely used by internet operators in the retail, financial services, and public sectors. Cookies is generally a term used online to describe such technology.
Cookies allow us to access, receive and store information about users, browsers, devices, preferences, and interactions with us (and on third party sites).
Session cookies apply to a single site visit only and other cookies can apply between different sessions on sites over a period of time, they can differ from being stored persistently to specific expiry periods.
We use strictly necessary, performance and targeting cookies. Strictly necessary are essential for the website to work and support your experience, performance and targeting cookies focus our advertising/marketing by developing your preference profile so we can make predictions about your preferences, improving (or minimizing) customer engagement and service provision and market research, statistical and similar analytics purposes.
We use the following cookies:
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below:
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are essential for the website to work and enable functionality and personalisation of your experience, they are usually set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, for example when accepting the cookie consent, logging into secure areas such as an account or completing a form and recognising you when you return to our site. They may be stored persistently.
These cookies allow us to monitor analytics and performance of our site, they measure things such as how many website visits and the source of the visitor. They help us to understand which pages are popular and how visitors move around the site. All information on these cookies is aggregated and anonymised.
These cookies and tracking technologies are set by our advertising and targeting partners, they may be used to build a profile, show personalised content and relevant adverts on our website and other sites. They also limit the number of times an advert could be shown.
We have no cookie setting control over third party sites in practice. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or advertising cookies for marketing purposes so you can be presented with personalised content and adverts. The third parties have primary responsibility for the consents and explanatory information provided. You have rights against them under data protection law for their activities if they are targeting or monitoring.
You have a right to withdraw your consent to cookies at any time and erase cookies that have already been set to your devices.
How can you exercise your rights?
You can block cookies by activating the settings 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. The functionality and presentation of the site may not be the same if you reject functional cookies. For more information on cookies for the most common browsers, please refer to the pages below:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
If using Google Chrome, you can opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by using a browser add-on.
Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)
Cookies will expire after the times specified in the table above and are only set for the minimum period necessary for the specified purpose.
For more information about cookies, including information on how to block cookies on your browser (including third party cookies) please visit www.aboutcookies.org (this is an external link and we are not responsible for its content or subsequent activity).
Third parties are also under legal obligations to do this across the internet.
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This policy was updated on: 19th December 2022.