What Are Cookies
Cookies are small amounts of data that are transferred and held on your computer. They assist to provide customised services and information. If you do not want to accept cookies, you will need to alter the settings on your internet browser. We will not use your Internet Protocol (‘IP’)-address or any cookies to identify you personally.
Depending on their purpose, some cookies will only operate for the length of a single browsing session, whilst others have a longer lifespan to ensure that they fulfil their longer-term purposes.
However long cookies’ active life may be, you can delete and block cookies (and therefore stop any further data collection by them) as further described below.
Types of Cookies
Strictly Necessary – Cookies that are essential to enable the operation of this website and provide you with services you have requested, which means they cannot be switched off through the privacy settings link. If you set your browser to block these cookies, your preferences will not be saved and these functions and services will not work for you.
Performance – These are analytical cookies that measure how often you visit our site and how you use it. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our services and to improve our site and your overall experience.
Functionality – These are cookies that recognise you when you visit the website on multiple occasions and may personalise the content you see on the website according to your preferences.
Session – These cookies are used by the software that runs our website for technical purposes and keep track of your use of the website for the duration of the time that you are accessing the website.
Targeted Advertising – These cookies will record visits to websites, the pages of those websites and the links you have clicked on within the website. The cookie will then assist us in tailoring our website and the relevance of the adverts that you see. To make the adverts more relevant, we shall provide the information to advertising networks. However, these cookies do not hold any of your personal or financial information, outside of online identifiers. We also monitor whether the content displayed on our websites is of interest to users and retain this information to ensure that adverts targeted at users of our websites and third party websites over a period of time are appropriate.
Essential Cookies. These cookies enable core functionality such as security, verification of identity and network management. These cookies can’t be disabled.
Marketing Cookies. These cookies are used to track advertising effectiveness to provide a more relevant service and deliver better ads to suit your interests.
Functional Cookies. These cookies collect data to remember choices users make to improve and give a more personalised experience.
Analytics Cookies. These cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our website, discover errors and provide a better overall analytics.
Your Cookie Preferences
Cookies are necessary in order for you to be able to make full use of our website. In addition, cookies help us provide you with personalised features on our website.
You can manage cookies by using settings on your browser, including allowing you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. These settings vary depending on the browser that you use.
If you chose to disable cookies, some of the functionality on our website might be impaired.
You can also delete cookies through your internet browsing history. Information on how you can disable cookies relevant to your browser may be found at the support or help option, please see the example below:
Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
For further information about cookies and how to manage them, visit:
Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/