Last updated: Dec 2020
What Cookies are
Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible.
There are different types of cookies – some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site.
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.
We have 3 varieties of cookies which operate on our website:
1. Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request of services, such as filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but this might influence the site’s functionality. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
2. Performance cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
3. Targeting cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners who may use them to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on this site or other sites. They do not store personal information directly but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.
- Recognising where and when you visit the site
- Giving you a browsing experience that is unique to you and to serve you content which we believe improves your experience on our site
- Analysing how you use our site which helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance
Strictly necessary cookies
The strictly necessary cookies allow you to navigate our site, display the correct page for the device you are using, verify your details when you fill out a form.
These cookies are used to track visits to our site and help us measure traffic sources to improve performance. They are also used to optimise the website based on how many visitors navigate through the site. All information collected is anonymised.
These are performance cookies used to track visits to our website and movement around the site. The data which is collected is anonymous and is used for benchmarking purposes to monitor the performance of our site and to measure user engagement. We share the anonymised Google Analytics data with selected third parties to assist us in understanding the effectiveness of our website and our marketing efforts.
These cookies are set through our advertising partners and are used to help present you with relevant advertising. No personal information is collected they instead rely on the cookies to identify your internet device and browser details.
How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?
We may update this notice from time to time. If we make significant changes, we will update this notice. Check this notice regularly to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.