What are web cookies?
Although this policy refers to the general term “cookie”, which is the main method used by this website to store information, the browser’s local storage space is also used for the same purpose and we may use other tracking technologies through this website such as web beacons, tags and scripts. As a result, the information included in this policy is likewise applicable to all such tracking technologies that we use.
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
- To let you do things on our website – for example, cookies enable you to log in to secure areas of our website.
- To collect anonymous statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, it is really useful to see which pages of the website – and therefore which of our services – are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
- To improve your experience of our website – for example, to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so, or by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
The table below provides more information about the main cookies we use and why.
|Name of cookie||Owner||Purpose of the cookie||Duration|
|Session Cookies||They allow us to link the actions of users during a single browser session to allow them to use the Website more efficiently. For example, session cookies enable a website to remember that a user has placed items in an online shopping basket.||[session or persistent]|
|Preference Cookies||They are used to recognise users when they return to the Website. They enable the personalisation of content, the recognition of users and remember user preferences (for example, their choice of language or region). They may also be used to track a user’s browsing activity across different websites and to build up a detailed profile of their browsing behaviour for targeting advertising.||Persistent|
Turning cookies off
You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:
Updating our Cookies Policy