What is a cookie anyway?
“Session cookies” are downloaded to your computer temporarily for the period that you browse a particular website; these cookies might allow you to navigate between pages more efficiently or enable websites to remember the preferences you select. “Persistent cookies” can be used to help websites remember you as a returning visitor or ensure the online adverts you receive are more relevant to your interests. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies to perform various functions across our website.
We may use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or to keep you logged in when you use our website so you are not required to log in every time you visit. These cookies are deleted when you close your web browser (browser session).
- Performance cookies. These cookies 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. They also allow us to see how effective our adverts are and to assess errors within the user experience. While these cookies do not identify you personally while you are not logged in, they will collect your browser information and anonymised data, for the purposes outlined above. In certain cases, some of these cookies are managed by third parties such as Google Analytics. These third parties are not capable of using these cookies for any purpose other than those outlined above and they are unable to identify with these cookies. Performance cookies are valid for varying periods. Such cookies can be deleted at any stage using your browser settings.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. They also enhance the functionality of our websites by storing your preferences. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Functional cookies expire after a maximum of 2 years. Functionality cookies can be deleted from your browser history at any point before their expiry time.
Please note that turning off advertising cookies will not mean that you are not served any advertising, merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.
You block cookies 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 strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Some internet browsers - like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari - include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. We respect this setting and our website will not track you if you enable this option.
Alternatively, you could visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them, and when they will expire by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org