What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device, and can be used to store information.
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to distinguish you from other users of our website, help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What Types Of Cookies Do We Use?
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary”, “Analytical/Performance”, “Functionality” and “Targeting”. We routinely use all four categories of cookie on this website.
You can find out more about each cookie category below:
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
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 are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies: These are 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 have 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.
First And Third Party Cookies
How Long Will Cookies Stay On My Device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
How Can You Check The Cookies Used By Us?
If you would like to see a full up-to-date list of all first and third party cookies used by our website, you can use the cookie-checking website cookie-checker.com. Other cookie-checking websites are available.
How To Control And Delete Cookies
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can also press the ‘Revoke Cookies’ button on the bottom right of this site to revoke acceptance of all cookies. However, if you block some or all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all parts of our site, and some parts of our site may not work properly.