Last updated 18th September 2019
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent from our server to your browser and stored on your computer, and that your browser provides to our Website each time you return to our Website.
Our cookies fall into the following categories:
- Essential cookies: These cannot be opted-out of. Essential cookies are required for the operation of our website and to meet our contractual obligations with 3rd party suppliers. An example of an essential analytics cookie is Google Analytics, excluding remarketing and advertising reporting features, which provides us with anonymous and aggregated website performance data.
- Performance cookies: These cookies are not essential but help us improve the service we provide to you. By using performance cookies we can then make changes to the website to allow users to navigate around it easier.
- Marketing cookies. These cookies allow us to make our marketing to you more relevant and to target advertising to you while you are on other sites. Please note that turning off Marketing cookies won't mean that you will never see any of our advertising, it simply means that it is not personalised. Also, accepting Marketing cookies means that you may see advertising from our partners while on our website. An example of a Marketing cookie records your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited and actions you have taken. We may use this to make our advertising displayed on other sites, search engines or social media platforms more relevant to you.
Consent and Control
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a prompt requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies (unless those Cookies are from the Essential category); however certain features of our site may not function fully or as intended. Also, you will be given the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of different categories of Cookie that we use. Cookie Settings at any time to review or change these preferences.
In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed.
For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies, or visit the following links:
Third party Cookies are not controlled by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to us. Some of the services and advertisements on our Website and mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of the services. These companies may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track Personal Information about our Website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of our Website. For another example, an advertiser or adserver may also be able to collect your device’s unique identifier in the course of serving an ad. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads on other websites based on your interests.