Cookies enable us to understand clearly how you use our website and track any patterns regarding how you are using our site.
As a result, this helps us to develop and improve our website as well as our services in response to what you might need or want.
What is 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 Either:
(i) Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page, they do not collect any personal data from your computer;
(ii) Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
Tracking and cookie data
Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our website.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.
Examples of cookies we use:
Strictly Necessary Cookies:
These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as basic functions like page navigation and therefore cannot be switched off as the website wouldn’t function properly without these cookies. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
Statistics / Performance Cookies:
These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular. Information is collected and reported anonymously.
How do I disable cookies?
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 website.
For more information about cookies and how to manage them, please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
This policy was last updated: 27th April 2022