Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are used in order to make websites work, or to work more effectively. They are also used to provide information to the owners of the site, which then helps the owner to improve the website.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We use the types of cookies listed below for the purposes outlined in each section:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions taken by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your cookie preferences, logging in or filling in forms. Without cookies, we would be unable to provide these services. Other strictly necessary cookies keep our website secure.
The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. If you do disable them, some parts of the site will not then work.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to analyse the use and performance of our website, which helps us to improve it. Cookies used for this purpose are:
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. They do not store directly 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 used for this purpose are:
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
Web server & application logs: Our servers automatically collect certain information to help us administer and protect the services, analyze usage, and improve users’ experience. The information collected includes:
Local shared objects/Flash cookies: Flash cookies, also known as local shared objects, are designed to support browser content supported by Adobe® Flash. They are usually used to enable ads and video content on websites. Like other cookies, they will store information on your device, some of which will be specific to the Flash-enabled content. Flash cookies can only be deleted within Adobe Flash rather than via your browser. Please refer to the following help page for information on how to manage your privacy settings and deletion of Flash cookies.