What is a Cookie
In common with many other website operators, when you access our website your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie.
A cookie is a small text file of letters and numbers that your browser places on your computer or mobile device. Cookies enable a website to remember your actions and user preferences (such as your language preference) so that you don’t have to repeatedly make these choices whenever you come back to the website or browse from one page to another.
Types of Cookies We Use
We use the following types of cookies on our website.
First-party Cookies. First-party cookies are cookies issued by our website and are used to identify language and location preferences or support basic website functionality. These cookies are used to store and remember your preferences when you return to our website. These preferences are remembered through the use of persistent cookies so the next time you visit you will not have to set these preferences again.
Third-party Cookies. Third-party cookies belong to and are managed by other parties, such as analytics and advertising providers. They collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website(s) and are used to establish usage patterns at an aggregated level. These cookies also allow us to advertise beyond our website(s).
Session Cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember you during the course of your visit to the website, and they expire when you close the web browser.
Persistent Cookies. Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within the website and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your computer. We use these cookies to learn more about how users interact with our website(s) so that we can improve the website functionality for you and others who visit our website(s). These cookies also allow us to serve you with targeted advertising and measure the effectiveness of our site functionality and advertising.
The Cookies Used on Our Website
We use the following cookies:
Google Analytics (_ga _gid). These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to our website from and the pages they visited.
For more information, read Google’s policy on privacy and safeguarding data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Campaign Cookies (__utma __utmb __utmc __utmt __utmz). These cookies are used to collect information about the success of our media and advertising campaigns. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form. We use this information to deliver adverts and compile reports based on the type of content you have engaged with on our website.
HotJar (_hjIncludedInSample). We use Hotjar to better understand how visitors use our website. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including how visitors interacted with our website and which links they choose to click. This enables us to improve the user experience of our website.
To opt-out of being tracked by Hotjar, visit https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out
YouTube. We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This allows us to embed YouTube videos without using cookies that track viewing behaviour. YouTube may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not track viewing behaviour with privacy-enhanced mode.
For more information, read YouTube’s embedded video policy: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB
How Cookies Are Used for Advertising Purposes
Cookies and other similar technology such as web pixels help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us collect aggregated analytics data about the effectiveness of our advertising. They enable us to understand and improve the delivery of ads to you and know when certain ads have been shown to you. Since your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set their own cookies.
You can opt-out of off-site and third-party advertising by adjusting your cookie settings. This will not remove advertising on the third-party website(s) you visit, but will instead result in the ads you see not being matched to your interests.
How Third-party Cookies Are Used
How to Reject and Delete Cookies
You can choose to reject or block cookies by changing your browser settings. Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies. Therefore, if you do not wish cookies to be used, you may need to actively delete or block the cookies.
If you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you will still be able to visit our website but some of the functions may not work correctly.
To find out more about cookies, including how to remove and block cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org