What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on our website you can do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers is available on the ICO website at: Cookies | ICO.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on our website.
Third party cookies
We may use and work with third party suppliers and partners who set or read cookies on our website. We do not have any control over these cookies.
The third-party cookies used in connection with our website include:
- Social media cookies/plugins. We include a variety of social media features on the pages of the website that record your interactions with those features with your accounts with various social networking sites (e.g. Facebook and Twitter buttons). For these to work, the social networking site will set/read cookies through our website to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Embedded third party content
Some of the content on our website is provided by online services operated by third parties. When you visit a page containing content from one of these services, a cookie may be set by the relevant third party.