The cookies used on our websites are categorised in accordance with the accepted internet usage guidelines.
- Cookies which are "strictly necessary" for functionality of the websites’ platforms. These cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around the websites and use their features.
- "Performance" cookies which collect information about how users navigate the websites, for example, which pages users access most frequently. They identify how users interact with our websites, any errors that occur, which pages are not used often, which pages take a long time to load, which pages users tend to visit and in what order. These cookies do not collect any information which could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our websites work and understand what interests our websites’ users.
- "Functionality" cookies which allow the websites to remember choices you make and your preferences as a logged in user (based on e.g. your user name).
- "Targeting or advertising" cookies used to deliver advertising relevant to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) which are tailored to interests associated with the website activity tied to that machine or device. For example, if a cookie on a third party website recognises that a particular product was purchased from a particular device, that cookie may "talk to" marketing cookies on the websites to ensure advertisements about similar products are displayed with the websites are accessed from that device. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They may also remember that the websites have been visited from a device and share that information with marketing organisations. The marketing cookies on our websites are operated by third parties with our permission. Marketing cookies are used to monitor from which advertising source a user was directed towards our websites so that we know whether it is worth us investing in that particular advertising source.
When you first visit the websites, a dialogue box will appear which will contain a link to this Cookies Policy and it will explain that by using the websites you will be confirming that you accept this Cookies Policy and accordingly cookies will be installed on your computer/device. If you do not agree with our Cookies Policy, please do not use this website. Your continued use of this website will be treated as consent to the use of the cookies described above for the purposes described. If you wish to withdraw our consent at any time, you must delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.
To modify your cookie settings, please refer to the Help menu of your browser or visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You can usually choose to set your browser to warn you when a cookie is being sent or to remove or reject cookies. If you choose to remove or reject cookies, it will affect many features or services on our website.