Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other device when you visit our website. The cookies are then used to gather information about your use of a site or in some cases, to allow you to be recognised as an existing user when returning to our website.
Cookies are commonly used to help websites work more efficiently and to provide information to website owners. They help our website to work in the way that you would expect so that we can provide you with a good experience when you use our website. They also help us to improve our site and make our promotional activity more efficient.
In general terms, cookies can be categorised into the following broad categories:
Strictly necessary cookies: cookies required for the operation of the website.
Analytical/performance cookies: these are cookies which allow a website operator to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website. They help improve the way websites work, for example, by ensuring that users easily find what they are looking for.
Functionality cookies: these allow a returning user and his/her preferences to be recognised. This means that the website can then present personalised content.
Targeting cookies: these types of cookies record visits to a website, the pages visited and the links followed. These cookies are used to tailor content.
More specifically, the following table also provides information about what the cookies are used for.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have been referred to the site from and the pages which they have visited.
Some of the devices which are used on the website are used for the current session only i.e. to recognise returning users. This means that the cookie will expire when your session finishes.
Broadly, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Be aware however that if you use browser settings to block cookies, you may not be able to access all or some parts of the site and our site may not work as intended. This is especially the case for our website because we use a minimal number of cookies and these are aimed at making our website function properly in the way that you would expect.
You can find out more about how to manage and delete cookies by visiting allaboutcookies.org.
You can also find out about disabling cookies on the following sites for different browsers: