1.2 Some cookies are essential for our website to work and others remember things about you to give you a better, more enjoyable online experience. They may also help us to create content, advertise our products and services, and personalise our offers to you.
1.3 Below you will find more details about what each type of cookie set by our website is and what it does. You’ll also see us talk about whether a cookie is first party or third party, and if it’s a session or persistent cookie. First party cookies are created directly by our website, whilst third party cookies are created by other organisations, and are typically used for tracking and advertising across different websites. Session cookies are temporary and will be deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are saved within your browser and are only deleted if you clear your browsing data yourself or if they reach their expiry date.
2. CONSENTING TO COOKIES
2.1 When you first visit our website, you are given the option of either accepting or declining all cookies or the option to manage your cookie preferences, so that you can choose which specific cookies you want to accept and which others you want to decline. The setting that you choose will then be remembered for future visits to our website, though if you have cleared out cookies in your browser you will be asked to consent to cookies again when you next visit our website.
2.2 If you ever want to change those cookie settings at any time, all you need to do is click this link and select ‘Customise’ to be able to update them. Whatever settings you choose, essential cookies will stay turned on. Turning some cookies off might affect your browsing experience, so to avoid that we would suggest consenting to all cookies and making sure that all cookies are enabled in your browser settings.
2.3 When you visit the website and consent to cookies, the cookies with the functions set out below may be downloaded to and set on your device. At the current time we only set essential cookies, analytical and performance cookies on our website, but this may change in the future.
2.3.1 Essential Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the administration and operation of the website. Some cookies that we use are necessary for the website to function properly and to enable you to move around the website and use its features.
2.3.2 Functional and Performance Cookies
We may use functional cookies that allow us to remember choices you have made on the website to provide you with a more enhanced user experience, by delivering content specific to your interests.
We may use performance cookies to understand and analyse the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
2.3.3 Analytical Cookies (Visit Tracking)
We may use third party analytics service providers for website traffic analysis and reporting. Third party analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about the use of the website by using third party cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how often visitors return to the website, how long they stay and how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the website, for example, it helps users to find what they are looking for easily. The information generated relating to the website may be used to create reports about the use of the website and the third party analytics service provider will store this information.
2.3.4 Marketing Cookies
These cookies record your visit to the website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to other websites or apps and the types of pages you may have visited. This information is used to try and make the website (and other websites or apps that you visit) more relevant to your interests. This information may be shared with others and will be why you might see advertising on a website relating to products/services from another website you have visited previously.
2.4 Do we use any third-party cookies?
2.4.1 The following third parties may set cookies from our website:
3. COOKIES WE USE
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
Issued by Microsoft’s ASP.NET Application, this cookie stores session data during a user’s website visit.
This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
4. OTHER WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR COOKIES
4.1 You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts of our website.