What are cookies?
Cookies are files with small data sent to user’s computer system via an Internet browser. These files may include a unique anonymous identifier which enables our systems to learn about the traffic, your browsing preferences and interactions based on your current and previous activity on our website.
Which cookies do we use and for what purposes?
We use data from cookies and similar tracking technologies to offer better user experiences and tools in the future. You have an option to refuse all cookies via your web browser You can also instruct your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. In case, you do not wish to accept the cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the Website.
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 for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count the number of visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site and make improvements to the site or attend to error messages on web pages. These cookies help us monitor the performance of the site as the user interacts with it. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular/visited and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our analytics and advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They can track your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
Withdrawing consent / managing cookies
You may configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website's server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most used web browsers:
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your system/ device and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your system/ device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third-party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.