What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
Types of cookies
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
- Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential to make our website or a service that you have requested work. They enable you to move around the site and use its features. Necessary services on our website, such as the ability to access secure areas, cannot be provided without these cookies.
- Analytics / Performance cookies – These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works and the services we provide, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies - These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on our website and tailor our site to provide enhanced features to you. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your user name or language choices.
- Advertising cookies - These cookies record information such as the fact you have visited a website, the pages visited and the links followed. This information is used to make advertising you see on this website or on external websites more relevant to you. They may also be used to measure how effective advertising is and limit the number of times you see an advert. The information they collect may be shared with other organisations such as advertising our partners.
How long do cookies stay on your device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a persistent or session cookie.
- Session cookies – These are temporary cookies that stay on your device until you leave the website.
- Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your computer after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.
Who controls cookies that are placed on your device?
"First party cookies" are cookies that we control and place on your device. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that another party controls but are placed on your device when you visit our website.
Cookies used on this website
The following table provides information about the cookies that are used on this website:
|Cookie Name||Type of cookie – necessary, analytics, functionality, advertising, social media||First or Third Party Cookie – Name of third party||Persistent or Session Cookie – Cookie expires after||Purpose cookie is used for|
|Strictly Necessary||First Party||Persistent - 365 days||This stores your preference for enabling or disabling non‐essential cookies.|
|Analytics/Performance||Third Party - Google||Session||
Google Analytics cookies gather information on the
number of visits, pages viewed, the duration of time
spent on pages, and other site statistics.
You can disable all Google Analytics on your web browser using the Google Analytics Opt‐Out Browser Add‐on.
|visitor_type||Strictly Necessary||First Party||Session||Used to customize the appearance of the site depending on the type of user.|
|cookie_notification||Strictly Necessary||First Party||Session||Used to suppress display of cookie notification when the notification has been dismissed.|
How to manage cookies from this site
- Using our cookie consent tool
- You can select to turn off [different cookies][types of cookies][all cookies] using our cookie consent tool. Please click here to access our tool.
- Using browser settings
- You can use your web browser’s settings to accept, refuse, and delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" settings).
To find more information about managing cookies through your browser, you can visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.
- Third party opt-outs
- You can opt-out of some of the third party cookies listed in the table above by visiting the third parties website. [We have provided links to their opt-out tool in the table above.]
- Advertising cookies
- The advertising industry in the EU has developed a scheme to help you opt-out of receiving cookies used for advertising purposes. You can find out more about the EU scheme from www.youronlinechoices.eu.
How to contact us
Updates to this policy
We may update this policy from time to time. When we make a material change to this policy, we’ll provide you with a prominent notice e.g. by displaying a notice of changes on our website. Policy last updated: 17/08/2018
You can disable non‐essential cookies on our website. This will also delete existing cookies.
Note that Cookie Banner, Cookie Preferences, and other essential system cookies shall remain.