We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using cookie files stored on your computer or device (“cookies”). Cookies are small test files that websites place on your computer or internet-enabled device to add greater functionality. A cookie can be used to identify a user’s computer or internet enabled device to the website, or to other third-party websites. This functionality helps websites to improve the services they deliver, such as remembering preferences expressed by a user or tracking a user’s use of a website for statistical analysis.
What types of cookies do we use?
Depending on your activity, you may encounter both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on our website.
When visiting the site, session cookies enable the website to keep track of your movement from page to page so you don’t get asked for the information you have already provided. In addition, session cookies can be used to prevent fraud and increase website security. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
We use persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit and keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our website. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Here’s how we use different categories of cookies and your options for managing the data collection settings of these technologies.
Necessary cookies — These cookies are required to deliver the services you explicitly request: to make our site, content and other features available to you. These cookies are used to operate this site, display it properly, and enable features you choose to interact with. We also use these cookies to understand and improve the performance of the site, our offerings and the user experience. These necessary cookies cannot be disabled.
We use Google Analytics on all of our web properties in this way. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers; cookies used in this way are anonymous . The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. This cookie stores no personal information about you and will keep a track of how you browse our website. We use this anonymous information to help us further improve the user experience of our website.
Functional cookies — Functional cookies relate to the working of our website. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features. For example, they allow you to carry information across different pages of our website to avoid you having to re-enter information. They may also recognise your preferences when you return to our websites, such as your preferred language or currency. These cookies collect information about how our website is used, including which pages are viewed most often.
We may use our first party or third-party technology for cookies to track and analyse usage information to provide enhanced interactions and more relevant communications, and to track the performance of our advertisements. First-party cookies are set directly by our website that you are visiting (i.e., the URL displayed in your browser address bar). Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than our website. This typically occurs when websites incorporate elements from other sites, such as images or social media plugins.
We use Google Analytics to help us analyse how our websites are used, including the number of visitors, the websites from which visitors have navigated to our websites, and the pages on our websites to which visitors navigate.
Managing cookies If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser settings.
For further information about how to turn off cookie acceptance please refer to your browser’s “Help” function. You can also see the following general link about how to manage cookies according to your browser: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/stop-cookies-installed.html
Please note that disabling cookie support may prevent our website properties from functioning properly. You may not be able to fully use all of its features and services.