What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text or number file which asks permission to be placed on your computer, smartphone or device. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Cookies we use
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. These cookies expire after a browser session is closed.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it and identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. These cookies expire after a browser session is closed.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). These cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions which allows this information to be remembered.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. These cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions which allows this information to be remembered.
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings, normally there is a setting to block all cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Analytical / performance||Google provides cookies for web stats. This cookies enables us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns.||https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html|
|Targeting||Google Maps may be used, which may track your approximate location in order to provide directions and distances to certain locations. This allows you to use our website in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient.||https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html|