Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a certain webpage. Cookies are then sent back to the originating webpage on each subsequent visit, or to another webpage that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make the Website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the Website team.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have used the Website before or whether you are a new user. They can also help to ensure that advertising you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
The types of cookies used by us and our partners in connection with the Website can be classified into one of five categories, namely 'essential cookies', 'functionality cookies', 'analytics and performance cookies', 'advertising cookies', and ' social media cookies'. We have set out some further information about each category, and the purposes of the cookies we and third parties set in the following table.
|Type of cookie||What it does||How to block|
|Cookies necessary for essential Website||These cookies are essential to provide you with the Website and to use some of its features, such as to authenticate log-in, secure the Website and your information, and prevent fraudulent, criminal or other suspect activities. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.||Please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.|
|Functionality Cookies||Functionality cookies record information about choices you've made and allow us to tailor the Website to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to use the Website, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided. For example, these cookies allow us to:
• show you when you are logged in; and
• store accessibility options.
|Please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.|
|Performance / Analytics Cookies||We use performance/analytics cookies to analyze how the Website are accessed, used, or are performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Website. For example, these cookies allow us to:
• better understand visitors to the Website so that we can improve how we present our content;
• collect information about users of Website such as where they are located and what browsers they are using; and
• improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur.
|Please also see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.|
|Tracking Cookies||We do not allow advertising companies to place cookies on the Website, however, if you click a link to a third party website, you will be taken to webpages operated by the relevant third party. The third party may place cookies on your device when you interact with their products, services or webpages.||Please also see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.|
Most devices (in the case of mobile applications) and browsers (in the case of web apps and pages) allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the "Help" option in your browser for more details.
We use Google Analytics, which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with the Website. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions, as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our site. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our Website. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following link useful:
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.