Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.

Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, and are not limited to, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they’re using it. This helps us to improve they way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily

Functionality cookies. Used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region)

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you’ve followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the date you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.