This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are and how and why we use them on our website (“Website”).
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer when you visit our Website.
We use the following cookies:
(1) Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website – we need them to make our Website work properly and to keep the Website secure.
(2) 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. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
(3) 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).
We will collect the IP address of the device you are using to access our Website (e.g. your phone, mobile, laptop or home computer IP address) when you visit our Website. From this we may be able to identify the approximate location of the device you are using to visit our Website and the domain that it is using to access the Internet.
Please note that when using our Website, you may also be sent cookies by third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services). These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
The following table sets out some additional information about the cookies we use.
How long do cookies last?
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed and can be used by websites to recognise your computer when you later re-open your browser and browse the internet again.
Third Party Provider Tracking
Your rights to control cookies
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. You can block cookies by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most internet browsers will tell you how to change your browser cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that if you choose not to accept cookies you may not have may not have access to certain features that make your experience of our Website more efficient and some of the features on our Website may not function properly.
If you visit our Website using a mobile device (e.g. a smartphone or tablet) you can refuse the future use of Google Analytics via https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. By activating the link, we will put a cookie in your browser, which signals to us that we should prevent Google Analytics from using your device. Please keep in mind that you will have to repeat the refusal process if you remove the cookies from your browser.