We may use a combination of different cookies to improve your experience. For example, we may use a cookie to remember your Username so you don’t have to re-type it whenever you log in. A cookie allows us to remember your previous choices on our site, so you don’t have to repeat them on each visit.
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.
Many of the cookies we use are session cookies. Our session security cookies are designed to be very difficult to read, change, access or use except by us. They contain no personal information that can be used to identify you.
We also use persistent cookies. They last beyond your session and after you have closed your browser. We use them to ensure you have a better experience when you return to the site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you choose to remove them or they expire.
Sometimes persistent cookies are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based upon the browsing history of the device. We use persistent cookies in a few ways, for example, to remember your details for log in so you don’t have to. We may also use persistent cookies to allow us to analyse customer visits to our site. These cookies help us to understand how customers arrive at and use our site.
Whether a cookie is a first or third party cookie depends on which website the cookie comes from. First party cookies are those set by or on behalf of the website visited. All other cookies are third party cookies. We use both first party and third party cookies.
We may collect information about your computer or internet-connected device, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our visitors browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your device. These help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to develop our site according to visitor trends.
- To recognise your browsing device when it returns to our site.
You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies.
We will not sell or knowingly release or share information collected in this manner.
You can choose to restrict or block the cookies set by us, or any website. You can do this via our cookie consent toolbar or through your browser settings.
Please note, if you block or restrict cookies on your machine, certain online functions may unable to function correctly.
You can also visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to block or restrict cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You’ll also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you’ll need to refer to your handset manual.