WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. This small text file may include a unique identifier that distinguishes your computer or mobile device from other devices. We use the term “cookies” in this Policy to refer to website Cookies and to similar technologies that may collect information automatically when you visit our sites (such as pixel tags and web beacons).
SOURCE AND CATEGORIES OF COOKIES
First or third party Cookies are classed as either ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ Cookies depending on their duration:
|Persistent cookies||These Cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions and allow your preferences or actions across our websites (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent Cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering your preferences and choices when using our site or to target advertising. These Cookies do not expire once the browsing session closes and remain on your device until an expiration date set by the source of the Cookie, unless you disable this.|
|Session Cookies||These Cookies are only allocated to your computer for the duration of your visit to our website. A session-based Cookie helps you move around our website faster and, if you are a registered customer, it allows us to give you information that is more relevant to you. This Cookie automatically expires when you close your browser.|
It is important to note that different Cookies do different jobs, below are a summary of Cookies used on this website.
|Necessary Cookies||These Cookies are essential to make our website work correctly, they enable you to move around our website and use our features. Without these, you would not be able to navigate between pages or use certain vital features of our website. If you do not want us to collect such information, you must cease using our website immediately. By continuing to use our site, you accept that these necessary Cookies are vital for use of our website and will be placed on your browser as normal.|
|Performance Cookies||These Cookies collect and report on aggregate non-identifiable information, which helps us understand the performance of the website and provides insights on how the site is currently used and how it can be improved for visitors. These Cookies provide information such as the areas you have visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues you encounter, such as error messages.|
|Functionality Cookies||These Cookies allow our website to remember if you have previously visited the site or the choices you make (such as your language, region or preferences) to provide a more personalised online experience.|
Social Media Cookies
|These Cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They may be used to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement.|
Our performance, functionality, advertising, marketing and social media Cookies are not strictly necessary for the website to work but will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these Cookies, but if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website and some features of the site may not work as intended.
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept Cookies. You can change the settings to block Cookies or to alert you when Cookies are being sent to your device. If you use different devices to view and access our website (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your Cookie preferences.