A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which is put on your computer and/or mobile device when you access a website. They provide us with information about how our website is used.
How do cookies work?
A cookie often contains a unique identifier which can be used to recognise your device.
- Collect any personally identifiable information
- Collect any sensitive information
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Different types of cookies
There are two broad types of cookies - ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’.
A visit to a page on our website may generate the following types of first party cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are required for the site to work
- Functional cookies: These cookies make the site work well and do things such as remembering preferences such as search settings.
Third party cookies
Our website includes functionality provided by third parties (detailed below).
Third party cookies are used by a service provider we have chosen to use on our website and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other web sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.
What are performance cookies?
These measure website performance such as how many times you have visited our website, how long you spend on the website, what pages you look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. We do not use the analytics tool to track or to collect personally identifiable information of visitors. We use: Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
What are advertising cookies?
These are used to target and track performance of our online advertising, making sure it is cost effective.
Neither us, advertisers nor our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at youronlinechoices.com. Opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
We use sharing buttons on our site so you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. Cookies are set by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by third parties.
You can choose whether to accept cookies. You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings. Learn how to remove cookies set on your device.
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