What are cookies
Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer (or Smartphone or other
different reasons, including to enhance your visit to our website.
The Cookies we place on your computer cannot be used to retrieve any other data from your
hard drive, to pass viruses to your computer, or capture your e-mail address. Each
Cookie is unique to your web browser and device. Some of the functions that cookies
perform can also be achieved using alternative technology hence we use the term
'Cookies' in this notice.
Cookies serve several functions. Most Cookies won’t collect information that identifies
you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at a
website or app, or a user’s general location.
Cookies can help to remember your username and preferences, how well a website or app is
performing or even allow content to be recommended to you.
Certain Cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to "remember me"
when logging in to a website or app, a cookie will store your username.
You can find more information about cookies at allaboutcookies.org
The Cookies we use, and their purposes
1. Essential Cookies
These Cookies are vital to the basic performance of the website; they enable critical
authentication and validation, session management, and fraud prevention.
• where appropriate, allow us to confirm that you have successfully logged in
• allow you to navigate efficiently between pages
2. Functionality Cookies
These Cookies provide you with additional functionality and enable us to remember the
settings that you may have previously applied, such as language preference and font
• allow us to remember what preferences you may have set
• where appropriate, allow us to remember your login details, like your user ID
3. Performance Cookies
We use these Cookies to optimise the experience on the website and understand what
content visitors might be more interested in. They collect data such as volume of
visitors, clicks and conversions; they are used at an aggregate level and combined with
other non-personal data, to track the success of our products’ campaigns.
The implementation of performance Cookies does not allow us to collect any users’
activity data beyond it’s’ own websites.
• allow us to understand which browser visitors use and the number of new visitors
to our website
• allow us to test different versions of the same page, so we can provide the very
best customer experience.
4. Third Party Marketing Cookies & Social Advertising
We have relationships with a number of third-party advertising networks and social media
We may use an Advertising Partner to serve you with targeted advertising while you are
on a third party website. We only work with Advertising Partners who adhere to industry
standards and who provide you with the ability to ‘opt-out’ of targeted advertising.
Note that all such Cookies will be blocked if you choose to ‘Decline’ Cookies through our
site (see ‘Managing your Cookie Preferences’ section).
As you might be aware, various social media platforms also use information they collect
about you to serve you with advertising while you’re using their platform (for example,
social networks present users with advertising using ‘social context’). We participate
in these types of programs with our social media partners. We encourage you to learn
more about advertising on the Social Network and the choices you have by referring to
their privacy statement and opt out options.
Managing your Cookie preferences on the Website
You can manage your Cookie preferences through your browser settings. Help and advice on
how to do this can be obtained from the following website:
Google & Associated Service: google.com/ads/preferences
Other Third Party Advertisers: youronlinechoices.com/uk/
Cookie as part of e-mails
When you use links to other websites which we provide to you, we recommend that you read
the privacy and Cookies policies on those websites.
You can disable cookie for emails by changing your device or email program settings
(generally, you can do this by turning off ‘auto image loading’).