Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your visit, collect information about your use of that website and to provide you with a more personalised web experience. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device's hard drive (or random-access memory in the case of session cookies) and some cookies may collect personal data about you. You can find more general information about cookies at: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org
You can find out about the different types of cookies used on our Websites and Apps below. You should be aware that refusing some types of cookies may impact your experience of our Websites and Apps. You can change your cookie preferences at any time via our Cookie Preference Centre by clicking on the Manage Cookies link in the footer.
We want you to understand the different types of cookies that are used on our Websites and Apps. We use a variety of types of cookies for the following purposes:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: these cookies are essential to enable a user to move around our Websites and Apps and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of our Websites and Apps. Without these cookies, a user could not perform basic functions or services they have asked for. These cookies may be set automatically when pages load, or as a result of a user request that cannot be fulfilled without the use of the cookie.
Performance Cookies: also called ‘analytics’ cookies, these cookies collect information about how users in general use a website, for instance which pages users go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies may provide website owners with statistical information about the website which can be used for performance measurement and improvement.
This includes activities like counting page visits, dwell time, bounce rates, technologies used to access the site, and page load speeds.
Functionality Cookies: these cookies allow our Websites and Apps to remember choices users make (such as username, language or the region the user is in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They are generally there to support site functionality that is visible or advantageous to the user or their experience of the site.
This includes elements of remembering a user on subsequent visits to a website and personalising what they see, and enhanced functionality like surveys, commenting and rating systems, and user preferences.
Targeting/ Advertising Cookies: hese cookies are set by digital advertising businesses for the purposes of managing the performance of adverts and offers, displaying adverts, and/or building user profiles to determine the display of adverts elsewhere. They may be used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
These cookies may also be used to tailor direct communications with you, for example, to send you automated emails relevant to your interests, unless you have opted out of receiving marketing materials from us.
Except for essential cookies, the cookies we use on our Websites and Apps expire as follows:
Session cookies: these are created temporarily in your browser's subfolder while you are visiting a website and are automatically deleted when you leave the website.
Persistent cookies: in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are re-activated when you return to the same website, and remain in your browser's subfolder until they expire (usually after 12 (twelve) months).
Cookies do lots of jobs on our Websites and Apps. However, most browsers and, in some cases, the settings on your mobile device, allow you to disable them if you would like to.
You can also update your cookie preferences at any time via our Cookie Preference Centre by clicking on the Manage Cookies link in the footer. If you switch off cookies that you've previously accepted, then for technical reasons those cookies will not be deleted. To delete cookies from your browser, we recommend that you clear your browser data.
If you disable cookies, you may find that you have a less personalised experience on our Websites and Apps and that certain parts of our Websites and Apps do not work at all or do not work correctly.
Your mobile device may provide settings that allow you to express the choice not to have information about your use of mobile ads used for interest-based advertising purposes. On your iOS device, this is called “Limit Ad Tracking,” and on your Android device, it is called “Opt out of Ads Personalisation” or “Opt out of interest-based ads.”