What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on devices that visit our Websites. The cookie 'remembers' the computer or other electronic device during return visits to the Websites and some cookies may collect personal data about you.
You can find more general information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
We want you to understand the different types of cookies that are used on our Website. We use a variety of types of cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: these are cookies strictly necessary for the performance of our Websites, for example cookies that authenticate users and allow us to offer certain features like account registration.
- Performance Cookies: these cookies collect information about the pages or screens you visit, and other performance metrics. This helps us to improve the way our Websites works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality Cookies: these cookies remember your choices to improve your experience, for example, remembering your username, your language and the region you are in. The aim of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience so that you don't have to reset your preferences each time you visit our Websites.
- Targeting and Advertising Cookies: these cookies are often placed by re-targeting and advertising partners, to track your browsing habits so that you can later be shown targeted ads on other websites and apps. We use this information to make our Websites and the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use on our Websites and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below:
Cookie Name Purpose
How to manage cookies on our Websites
Most browsers allow you to disable them if you would like to. If you disable cookies, you may find that you have a less personalised experience on our Websites and that certain parts of our Websites do not work at all or do not work correctly.
If you use Microsoft Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
If you use Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
If you use Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21447?locale=en_US
If you use Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
If you use Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en
If you use different devices, make sure you configure the settings of the corresponding browser according to your preferences.
If you wish to opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites you can do so here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Except for essential cookies, our session cookie will expire after the browsing session.