If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please see the section below title ‘How to control or delete cookies’ for further instructions.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
- First party cookies, served directly by us to your computer.
- Third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies for website analytics and advertising purposes.
- understand the total number of visitors to our sites on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Macintosh) used by our visitors;
- monitor our site performance and to improve our website;
- customize and enhance your online experience; and
- enable our and third-party advertising both on and off our website.
What types of cookies do we use?
The types of cookies used on this website can be classified into one of four categories, namely ‘essential website cookies’, ‘functionality and performance cookies’, ‘analytics cookies’ and ‘advertising cookies’. We’ve set out some further information about each category, and the purposes of the cookies we set in the following table.
|Type of Cookie||What it does||Source and how to block|
|Essential website cookies||These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use their features. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.|
|Functionality and performance Cookies||These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.|
|Functionality and performance Cookies||These cookies are used to deliver some content on the website using YouTube. Data collected by Google may also be used for other purposes, including advertising.|
|Analytics cookies||These cookies are set by Google Analytics and are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our websites. The cookies collect information anonymously about our website visitors, including the number of visitors to our website, the websites that referred them to our website and the pages that they visited on our website.|
|Advertising cookies||These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers.|
How to control or delete cookies
You can block cookies by using the opt-out links provided in the table above, or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. In order to do this follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
Cookies that have been set in the past
If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.