[Last updated 23 November 2023]
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that can be placed on your device, if you agree. Cookies contain information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites or use our apps it can allow us to recognize and remember you.
Types of cookies
- Session cookies: these cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.
- Persistent cookies: these cookies remain in your browser for a set period of time after the browser session (unless deleted by you).
What type of cookies do we use and how are they used?
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website, enabling core functionality such as security, network management and accessibility. These cookies cannot be switched off, but you may set your browser to block these cookies, which may hinder your experience as parts of our website may not work.
Advertising/targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertisement displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Performance cookies. These cookies are used to understand how you interact with our website. This enables us to better understand certain metrics of our website (for example, number of visitors, bounce rate and traffic source) to improve the performance of our site.
Strictly necessary cookies
How can you control cookies?
If you would like to find out more about privacy, cookies and their use on the internet, you may find the following links useful: