What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing user IDs that are automatically placed on your computer or other device when you visit a website. The Cookies are stored by the internet browser. The browser sends the Cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the website to recognise your computer or device. This recognition enables the website provider to observe your activity on the website, deliver a personalised, responsive service and improve the website.
Cookies can be ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session. The Cookies expire after a browser session ends and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterwards. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent and frequent visits to the website, which can be useful for remembering your website preferences.
Which cookies do we use and why?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
‘Performance’ Cookies collect information about how you use our Website, for example which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These Cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you. All the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help improve the performance and user experience of the website.
‘Functionality’ Cookies enable a website to provide you with specific services or a customised experience. We may use these Cookies to provide you with services such as watching a video. We may also use these Cookies to remember changes you make to your settings or preferences (your user name for example) and provide more enhanced personal features.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
‘Targeting’ or ‘Advertising’ Cookies enable a website to show you relevant advertising or facilitate your use of third party services. We may use these Cookies to provide information about your Website visit to advertisers, so that they can show you adverts more relevant to your interests. We may also use such Cookies to make it easier for you to ‘like’ or ‘share’ Website content through your social network(s). The social networking websites may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on those websites. Please see their website terms and policies for further information.
You can manage Cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can also periodically review the Cookies that have been placed there and disable some or all of them.
You can learn more about how to manage Cookies on the following websites: www.allaboutcookies.org
Please be aware that if you choose not to accept certain Cookies, it may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.