What are cookies?
Cookies are data files, which often include a unique identifier, which are sent to your browser from a web server and are then stored on the hard drive of the device you are using to browse a website. Each website you visit can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access cookies it has already sent to you, not cookies sent to you by other sites.
Cookies help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service, for example by storing information about your preferences and allowing us to recognise you when you return to our Website.
You have the opportunity to set your devices to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please be aware that blocking cookies may affect the functionality of the Website.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are required for the operation of a website. Examples are cookies used for online shopping baskets or to protect against fraud.
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 you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: Analytical/ Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the 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. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These are used to recognise users when they return to a website. They remember user choices and enable the personalisation of content.
These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Most of our cookies expire at the end of each browser session. We do however use some persistent cookies, for example to remember users’ choices about cookies. You can use your browser settings to delete any persistent cookies sent by us to your browser.
Alternatively, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ for comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.
Be aware that disabling or restricting cookies may affect your ability to navigate and use our Website.