Cookies

Cookie Policy

WHAT’S A COOKIE?
A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. You consent to us placing non-essential cookies on your computer or device by continuing to use our website with your browser settings set to accept cookies.

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, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes:
• authentification – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;
• status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;
• analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services;
• personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website to you;
• cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally; and
• security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login  credentials, and to protect our website and services generally.

Some of our service providers also use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website. These are the third party service providers that store cookies when you visit our website:

• We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s Privacy Policy is available here.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. For further information on how we handle personal information please refer to our Privacy Policy.