We use a variety of different technologies on our website, including (but are not limited to) cookies, scripts, fonts and images. Some of these are required for us to deliver a website to you. Other technologies are used to enhance our understanding of how you use our website, or to assist in our marketing activities.
The purpose of this notice it to explain how we use such technologies, as well as the third-parties we work with, and to provide you with clear information about their purpose. It also explains how you can control your online preferences.
What are cookies
A “cookie” is a small text file that’s stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website. Cookies contain specific information relating to your use of a website, such as login credentials, preference settings or tracking identifiers.
Cookies are set by our web server, your browser and the web servers of the third-parties whose cookies we deploy on our websites. They can be read, updated, or deleted by these servers each time you visit our site, depending on the type of cookie.
Some cookies, known as session cookies, are deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies (such as tracking cookies or authentication cookies) remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your browser. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
Our website uses persistent cookies.
How we classify our cookies
Cookies and the technology that uses them vary significantly between websites, so it is important that you understand how we classify the cookies we use on our site. Learn more about these below, and how you can control their use.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for a website to function and cannot be turned off. They are usually set in response to a request for services by you, 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.
Performance cookies allow us to count website visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors navigate around the site. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
Functional cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They are set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all these services may not function properly.
Targeting cookies may be set through our site by our 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 directly store 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.
Cookies are set at a device level. This means we will ask you to set your preferences if you visit our website from a different device. If you want to restrict or block the cookies on our site, you can do this at any time through your cookies preference centre by selecting the ‘Manage preferences’ button below. Should you decide to update your preferences at any time, please ensure that cookies are deleted from your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device by clearing your cookie cache. Browser-specific guidance can be found in the 'Further reading' section below.