‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About Cookies.
For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How To Accept Or Reject Cookies.
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential/strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are either:
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
We use the following types of cookies on or in relation to our website:
These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested.
Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. These cookies are not automatically placed on your device rather require you to opt-in/ give your consent via our cookie management tool.
Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from performance cookies with your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Consent: We obtain your consent using our cookie management tool that can be accessed in a number of ways including: it will appear as a pop-up when you first visit our website, it will re-appear if you delete cookies using your browser settings, or you can access our cookie settings tool via our cookies policy, located in the section entitled How To Accept Or Reject Cookies.
Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.
You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.
For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How To Accept Or Reject Cookies.
We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:
You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool.
Change your cookie settings by following these simple steps:
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings.
You can block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org
Use the following popular browser links to find out more on how to manage cookies:
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To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here: https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:
Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout