A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your computer if you agree.
All cookies have an owner. The owner is the domain or website that places the cookies on your computer. When you visit our website, cookies may be placed on your computer by us (known as first party cookies) and also by other domains or websites (known as third party cookies).
Cookies may be either session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. Persistent cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.
- Strictly necessary or essential cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services that you may have asked for such as a shopping cart cannot be provided.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. Information collected by these cookies is aggregated and, therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a web site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your name, choice of language or the region you are in) and are used to recognise users when they return to a website. They enable the personalisation of features and user preferences. So, for instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region that you are located in. They can also be used to remember other changes that you may have made to text size, fonts and other parts of a webpage that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other web sites.
- Targeting or advertising cookies. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits and are used to deliver on-line adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They remember that you have visited a website, the individual pages visited and the links followed and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. If the cookie is set by a third party advertiser which also monitors traffic on other websites then this type of cookie may also be used to track a user's movements across different websites and to create profiles of their general on-line behaviour.
How to delete Cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.