Cookies Policy

Our sites use a number of different cookies. Below we explain the cookies we use and why we use them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that may be placed on your device when you visit our sites. When you next visit our sites the cookie allows us to distinguish you from other users.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

  • Persistent cookies

    Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.

  • Session cookies

    Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted.

Cookies we use and why we use them

  • Essential cookies

    Essential cookies are technical cookies that are required for the operation of our site. Without essential cookies our site can’t operate properly. Essential cookies include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas.

  • Performance cookies

    Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around them. This helps us to improve the way our site works by enabling us to tailor our site to the way visitors use it. The information we collect from performance cookies is aggregated which means that we cannot identify you from it.

  • Experience cookies

    Experience cookies allow our site to remember the choices you make. Our site uses experience cookies to provide you with enhanced and personalised features. For example, we use information collected through what are known as “web-analytic” cookies to compare the choices you make to those of our other customers so that we can learn from those choices.

    Information collected by experience cookies cannot track your browsing activity when you leave our site to browse other sites.

  • Marketing cookies

    Marketing cookies record your visits to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our site more relevant to your interests.

Your right to refuse cookies and what happens if you refuse them

You can refuse cookies by activating the relevant setting on your browser. However, if you do so you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. If you carry on using our site and do not change your browser settings we will assume you consent to us using cookies as described above.

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