Last updated: 08/09/21
What are cookies?
The UK Information Commissioner (‘UK ICO’) defines cookies as ‘small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.’
You can find out all about cookies, how to manage them and delete them, and how to manage your browser settings, at the UK ICO and www.aboutcookies.org. For further information on opting out of cookies on the Website, please see below.
Please note that if you manage your browser and third party settings to block cookies, some or all of the Website and Services may not have full functionality and your user experience may be impacted.
There are 4 main types of cookie, as defined by the ICC:
Strictly necessary cookies – which enable services you have asked for, such as cookies used related to user input, authentication, multi-media content players, shopping baskets or e-billing. These are typically ‘session cookies’ and are deleted at the end of or shortly after the end of the session. Your consent is not required for these cookies.
Analytical/Performance cookies – which collect information about how visitors use a website, such as the pages visitors go to most often, how long they spend on pages. Your consent is required for these cookies.
Functionality cookies – which ‘remember choices you make to improve your experience’, such as your user name, and may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Your consent is required for these cookies.
Advertising cookies – which ‘are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests’. Your consent is required for these cookies.
Cookies we use in our Website
In addition to those cookies deemed strictly necessary for the Website, we also use Google Analytics (an analytics/performance cookie as described above) if you provide us with your consent to do so. You will be asked your consent when you first visit our Website and it will remember your answer when you visit again.
You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by clicking on the link.