1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that a website automatically downloads to a user’s computer or mobile device when they visit the site. They are primarily used in helping the website recognise a user that has visited the site previously (such as remembering the user’s login, language, font size and other display preferences). They can store account and password information so the user doesn’t have to keep re-entering them whenever they come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

2. How do we use cookies and for what purposes?

Our website uses a number of different cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website

Please see more details about the types of cookies we use below:

2.1 Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. This website uses cookies to allow you to navigate and use the key features on the site.

2.2 Analytical/performance cookies – These cookies 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.

2.3 Functionality cookies – These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you – for example, to remember your preferences, such as your choice of language or region.

2.4 Single session cookies – These cookies expire at the end of your browser session (usually when you exit the browser). These cookies allow us to recognise and link your actions during a browsing session to ensure that you will not be asked for the same information you have previously given during your visit to the website. Cookies allow you to proceed through the website quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. We may use the cookies to analyse user behaviour, such as which pages have been visited during the session, in order to improve your overall experience, for example enabling us to determine and display more relevant content.

2.5 Persistent cookies – These cookies are stored on your device in-between browsing sessions. These cookies enable us to collect information such as number of visitors to the site and pages visited in order to analyse user behaviour. This information is collected in an anonymous form and will be collated with similar information received from other users to enable us to compile reports in order to develop and improve user experience by displaying more tailored and relevant content, for example.

3. How to control cookies

You may be able to manage preferences for cookies directly from within your own browser and prevent third parties from installing cookies on your device. Through the browser preferences, it is also possible to delete cookies installed in the past, including the cookies that might possibly have saved the consent for the installation of cookies by this website. It is important to note that by disabling all cookies, the functioning of this site may be compromised. You can find information about how to manage cookies in your browser.

For more information about cookies, including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies, please go to ICO – Cookies.