Last Updated: 4th May 2022
1.WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences).
Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Below we list the different types of cookies we may use through the Websites.
Essential Cookies. These cookies are essential to our Websites to enable you to move around it and to use its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, we may not be able to provide certain services or features and our Websites will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. We use session cookies for our essential cookies.
Performance and Analytics Cookies. Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of the Websites and enable us to improve the way the Websites work. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Websites, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Websites, help us record any difficulties you have with the Websites and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.
Browsing and Functionality Cookies. In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make when using our Websites and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion, remembering your login details or language preference, and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. All these features help us to improve your visit to and use of the Websites. We use persistent cookies for our functionality cookies.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies. We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Websites and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the Websites and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers.
- Facebook Analytics. We also use Facebook Analytics to measure your use of our Website, tailor our Website to your interests, and improve our products and services. Please note, Facebook can connect this data with your Facebook account and use it for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Policy which can be found at Facebook.com/about/privacy/. Please click here if you would like to withdraw your consent.
4. HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?
You cannot decline essential cookies. However, you may refuse to accept non-essential cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse such cookies, by selecting “Decline” from our cookie banner. The cookie setting configuration for each browser is different. More information about managing cookies on different browsers can be found at the links provided below:
Further information about the procedure to follow to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser providers’ website via your help screen. You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for more information. For more information particularly regarding about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can also visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Our website places a cookie on the hard drive of your computer. A “cookie” is a file which allows us to track and target the interests of users. In addition, our website uses third party cookies from Google Analytics for Display Advertisers, including the following features:
Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting – which gives us insight into behaviour information relating to visitor age, gender and interests on an anonymous and aggregate level. This will help us to understand browsing behaviour to give you a better experience whilst visiting our sites.
AdWords Remarketing — uses behavior, demographic, and interest data to identify users who are likely to convert, and then allows you to target those users with remarketing campaigns through Google Ads.
Google Display Network (GDN) Impression Reporting — measures the impact of unclicked GDN Display ad impressions on conversions and site behaviour.
While we recommend that users enable cookies on their browsers in order to enjoy all the features of our website, the decision remains in the hands of the individual. Most browsers allow you to control management of cookies, this will be different depending on each user’s PC – refer to your browser help menu for further information.