The information below applies to any person or group of people who visit our website or social media accounts.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that websites place on your computer, laptop or mobile device such as smart phones. These files are also sometimes called tags or pixels. They do not harm your computer or device but they enable us to see how people are using our website and to manage the information that is shown to you as a visitor to our website or social media accounts.
- To improve the performance of our websites by understanding which parts work well, and which don't.
- To deliver relevant online advertising to you both on our websites and elsewhere. These Cookies are placed by us and selected third parties and enable adverts to be presented to you on ours and third party websites.
- To measure how effective our online advertising and marketing communications are.
- To enable us to collect information about how you and other people use our websites.
What cookies do we use?
These are cookies that are required for the safety, security and integrity of our website. They help support the structure of the pages that are displayed to you, help to improve navigation and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited. This is a temporary cookie file which is erased when you close your web browser. When you restart your browser and revisit our site, the website will not recognise you.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The data is aggregated and anonymised, which means we cannot identify you as an individual.
These cookies will collect information about your browsing habits and allow us to show you adverts while you are browsing our site and other sites on the internet. They are set by us or by carefully selected third parties. They help us to understand the performance of our marketing activities and improve the relevance of the adverts that you see. These cookies will remain active for a maximum of four weeks after you have visited our website.
Blocking or restricting Cookies
You can stop cookies being used on your device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to block the deployment of all or some Cookies. Please note, if you use your browser settings to block Cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.