Last Updated 05st February 2021
Cookies are safe for your devices and they only store information used by your browser. Cookies cannot access any other content on your device, and they do not create malware or viruses.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies fall into two main categories and these are explained below.
- Session cookies: These last for the duration of your visit to a site. They delete themselves when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies: These stay on your device when you close your browser. These cookies are further broken down into different types and the key types that apply to our sites are as follows:
(a) Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our sites or make use of payment services.
(b) Analytical and performance cookies: These are cookies that allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around on our sites.
(c) Functionality cookies: These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences.
Some of our cookies collect data for more than one use. We will only use strictly necessary cookies for their essential purposes unless you have given us consent to any other uses that they have.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
These third parties include providers of external services like web traffic analysis services such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics allows us to track visitor activity on our sites. These third-party cookies are usually analytical and performance cookies.
If you would like to block all or some cookies, you can visit the “options” or “preferences” menu on your browser in order to change your settings. If you decide to do this, your setting change will apply to all websites that you’re using including our sites. By blocking strictly necessary cookies, it may impact on your accessibility to all or part of our sites.
To find out more about blocking some or all of your cookies, you may find the website pages below useful.
We are not responsible for the information on any of the website pages above, but we’re happy to recommend them as useful guidance.
As cookies allow us to identify you as an individual, we have your personal data in our systems. We believe in the importance of data privacy and treat your personal data with care. If you would like to find out more about how we manage your personal data, please take a look at our Privacy Notice.