What are Cookies?
Cookies and other similar tracking technologies are small text files or code placed on your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website (the “Site”) or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognise a particular device.
For example, we may monitor how many times you visit our Site, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of your internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.
- recognise you whenever you visit our Site (this speeds up your access to our Site as you do not have to log in each time);
- obtain information about your preferences and use of our Site;
- carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and services and to help us better understand our users’ requirements;
- target our marketing and advertising campaigns and those of our affiliates more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
- make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
Types of cookies
The cookies we place on your device fall into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies — these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our Site and use its features. Without these cookies, the Site features and services you have asked for could not be provided.
- Performance cookies — these cookies collect information about how you use our Site, e.g. which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous, and is only used to improve how our Site works.
- Functionality cookies — these cookies allow our Site to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language, last action and search preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Targeting cookies —also known as advertising cookies, these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on our Site and help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our Site operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a site and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
Other technologies we use in email marketing
We also use pixels or web beacons in direct marketing emails that we send to you. These pixels track whether our email was delivered and opened, the links within the email were clicked and which pages of our website you have visited. They also allow us to collect information such as your IP address, browser, email client type and other similar details. We use this information to measure the performance of our email campaigns, and for analytics.
You can always opt-out of our marketing communications by using the “manage your preferences” link located at the bottom of our email communications or you can email us at [email protected].
We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar tracking technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.
How to turn off cookies If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our Site.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can visit the third party website: www.allaboutcookies.org.
Updates to this Cookies Notice
We may update this Cookies Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.
The date at the bottom of this Cookies Notice indicates when it was last updated.
This policy was last updated on: 28th March 2022.