What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer or mobile device both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted) to provide you with a more personalised experience and to help us understand how you use our website.
What Cookies do we use?
The specific types of cookies that we use on our website are as follows:
Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function properly 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 for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms.
Performance and Analytics Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the website.
Advertising and Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other websites.
How can you control Cookies?