What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They allow the website to recognise your device and remember if you have been to the website before. Cookies are widely used to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The types of cookies we use are as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for you to navigate the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site.
- Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our Site, such as which pages you visit most often and if you encounter any error messages. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are used only to help us improve the Site’s performance.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the Site to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, or region) and provide enhanced, more personalised features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations, such as advertisers.
Managing your cookie preferences
You can manage your cookie preferences by adjusting the settings in your web browser. Most browsers will allow you to block cookies, delete existing cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please note that if you choose to block all cookies, including strictly necessary cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site or experience the full functionality.
For more information on how to adjust your browser settings to manage cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.