What Is This Policy About?
1. What Are Cookies Or Similar Technologies?
Cookies are very small text files or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, the website will request to store this text file on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information Other information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website.
We also use similar technologies to cookies known as “web beacons”, “pixels” or “tags”. These technologies do a similar job to cookies, allowing website operators to count page views and understand how visitors interact with and respond to certain content on a webpage or email.
We use “first party cookies” and “third party cookies” in connection with our Service. First party cookies are cookies placed by us to collect information about you. Third party cookies are cookies placed by third party website operators. Information about you collected by those third party cookies will be shared with the relevant third party. Please refer to the relevant third party website operator’s privacy notice for more details about the information they collect and how they use it.
You should be aware that applications you use to access our Site, such as your website browser, may also place cookies on your device when visiting our Site, or other websites. An example of this would be where you sign-in to Google Chrome using a Google Account (see Section 6 below). We do not have control over these third party cookies, so you will need to manage these cookies in the settings of the relevant applications.
For more details on cookies and similar technologies, please visit All About Cookies.
2. How Long Do Cookies Last?
All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:
Session Cookies – these are temporary cookies that are placed on your device during your browsing session and then expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies – these are designed to last for a pre-defined period of time, which varies depending on the nature of the cookie. Persistent cookies stay in your browser until they reach their individual expiry date, or until you manually delete them (see Section 5 below).
3. Which Cookies Do We Use On Our Site?
We use the following types of cookies:
Necessary Cookies – Necessary cookies are those essential cookies which a website could not operate without. Necessary cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, such as logging in and filling in forms.
Functional Cookies –These cookies recognise you when you return to a website, remember your preferences and provide enhanced, more personalised features. Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.
Analytics Cookies – Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on the aggregate number of people using a website and which features of a website are most popular. This information is generally used to improve the website and the way visitors are able to move around it.
Advertising Cookies – Advertising cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant adverts and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customised adverts. This is known as ‘retargeting’. This technique helps to ensure that the adverts you receive are more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies help to measure the effectiveness of an advert (for example, by reporting whether you have clicked on it) and can also limit the number of times that you see an advert (for example, if you see it twice but don’t click on it, you may not see it again).
To see a description of the cookies that we use on our Site, including information about the purposes for which they are used, and details about the individual cookies that are used, please visit our Cookie Preference Centre, where you can also review and manage your cookie consent preferences whenever you wish.
Non-essential Cookies – We may only store and access non-essential cookies on your device with your permission. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential cookies. If you do give your consent and then change your mind, you can block or delete them (see Section 5 below).
Essential/Necessary Cookies – Please note that we do not need your consent to store and access essential cookies on your device, although you can still block or delete them (see Section 5 below).
5. How Do I Refuse, Block Or Delete Cookies?
There are various ways that you can manage your cookie preferences, but please be aware that in order to use some parts of our Site you will need to allow certain essential or functional cookies. If you block or subsequently delete those cookies, some aspects of our Site may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Site.
Your options for managing your cookie preferences are set out below:
5.1 Through the Cookie Preference Centre on our Site.
When you access our Site, we will ask you to provide consent for our use of all non-essential cookies. We may repeat this request on subsequent visits to our Site, for example if you delete cookies from your browser or we need to request new consents from you.
When we seek your consent, you will either be able to provide consent for all non-essential cookies that we would like to use, or you can tailor your cookie preferences (provide consent for some but not all non-essential cookies) using our Cookie Preference Centre. You can also change your preferences and/or withdraw consent at any time by visiting our Cookie Preference Centre.
Just as a reminder, where cookies are essential to the operation of our Site, we can use these without your consent and they cannot be managed using our Cookie Preference Centre.
5.2 Using your browser settings or other tools
6. What About Google Chrome Or Other Browser Cookies?
Separately to our use of Google Analytics cookies, when you access the Site via Google applications such as Google Chrome, Google may collect user information for the purpose of Google serving personalised advertising across your devices. Google is able to place these advertising cookies on the devices used by visitors to the Site because we use Google services to run the Site. However, these cookies are dropped for Google’s own purposes and as such we do not have any control over how or when they are dropped. You will need to opt out of receiving these cookies via your Google settings. For further information about these cookies please see: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US.
Please note that other browsers may use similar tools
7. What Technologies Are Used In Emails?
Please note that any emails you receive from us may contain cookies to help us to see if recipients have opened an email and understand how recipients have interacted with it. Once you click on an email that contains a cookie, your contact information may subsequently be cross-referenced to the source email and/or the relevant cookie. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from any one of our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies whether included on websites or in emails.
In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you've added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please refer to your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.
8. Does This Policy Change?
9. Have Any Feedback For Us?