WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small data file which is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. When you return to a previously visited website – or visit a website that uses the same cookies – that website will recognise these cookies and therefore your device.
Cookies perform essential functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently and generally improving your browsing experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests by tracking your browsing history.
Different cookies do different things and can be categorised in the following ways:
Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of our site.
Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our site, enabling us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
Targeting 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. We may also share this information (in anonymised form) with third parties for this purpose.
Analytical / performance cookies collect information about how you use our website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather any information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works, using the web analytics platforms Google Analytics.
CAN YOU REFUSE OR OPT OUT OF COOKIES?
You can also change your browser settings to limit or prevent cookies. Refer to your browser’s ’help’ function for more information or visit the links for the most common browsers below: