A cookie is a small file made up of letters and numbers, which is downloaded onto your computer, smartphone or mobile internet device when you access a website.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. They do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages on a website efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu .
Cookies fall into the following different categories:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around a website and use its features. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. Your consent is not needed to use this type of cookie and they cannot generally be disabled.
Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website (e.g. what pages they go to most often). The information these cookies collect is aggregated and is, therefore, anonymous. Such cookies are only used to improve how a website works.
Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They can also be used to remember changes that you have made to text size and fonts.
Advertising Cookies: These cookies are used to delivery adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations, such as advertisers.
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We’d like to draw your attention, in particular, to the fact that our website uses Google Analytics cookies. Information collected by Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices. To see an overview of privacy at Google and how this applies to Google Analytics, please click here
Other than “Strictly Necessary Cookies”, which are essential for the functioning of our website, if you do not wish to accept all of the cookies used on our website, you can set your internet browser settings to reject, restrict or block some or all of the cookies we use. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser.
Please note that, if you do set your browser to reject, restrict or block some or all of the cookies we use, you may not be able to use all of the features of our website.
Where our website contains links to other sites or resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only and we have no control over the content of those sites or resources or the cookies they use.