What are cookies?
- remember information about you, so you don't have to provide it again;
- to keep you signed in, even on different devices;
- to help us understand how people use our website and services so we can improve them;
- to help us personalise your experience of our website by remembering your preferences and settings;
- to help us monitor your progress (e.g. when providing us with information), so you can pick up where you left off.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
Session cookies: Session Cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies: This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, this type of cookie is used to store your preferences or details e.g. your email address that you may have entered it in a form, so that they are remembered for your next visit.
What cookies do we use?
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies which are necessary for the operation of our website. They are always on when you visit our website, and they can’t be turned off.
Analytical/performance cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, e.g. by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for.
Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. They allow us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
Targeting cookies: These record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
We use these only if you have given your prior consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by either using the button on the bottom left corner of the website or clearing your browser cookies/cache and making different selections when you visit the website again. Details on how to control browser cookies are listed below.
How to control and delete cookies
All cookies can be managed from the pop up cookie bar, which also gives full details of the cookies used on this website, when you visit our website for the first time. You can also control them by either using the button on the bottom left corner of the website or deleting/blocking them through your browser settings.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies and our website may not work properly or you will lose some functionality. The method for rejecting cookies and removing existing cookies varies depending on which browser you use: