What Are Cookies
For more general information on cookies, please read "What Are Cookies".
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
What do the cookies do?
There are different types of cookies which are used for different purposes. In this section, we describe five different functions, but be aware that not all these types will be used on every website you visit and some cookies may fit into multiple categories.
‘Strictly necessary’ cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function correctly and cannot be switched off in our systems.
They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. They are activated when you visit our website and remain active for the duration of your visit.
‘Strictly necessary’ cookies store data which can be used to: remember your privacy preferences; allow you to log in or fill in forms; move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website; meet our legal and regulatory requirements, for example, anti-money laundering and fraud prevention; secure your account and prevent it being misused by others.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site to give you a better service.
They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not be able to use your experience of the site to monitor and improve its performance.
Performance cookies can be used to: record where visitors click on each page and track which services they look for; log error messages from web pages; help improve the websites to make information and services quicker and easier to access on both desktop and mobile browsers.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. So, basically, these cookies remember choices you make to improve your user experience.
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. So, basically, these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
If you disable these cookies, you will still see advertising, but it will not be profiled to show content and offers of most interest to you.
‘Social Media’ cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services where we have added them to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks.
They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools and any content of offers provided may be of less relevance to you.
Cookies in Emails
If you click on links contained in the email it will allow us to track your use of our website and enable us to show content and offers of most interest to you.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from any one of our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies whether included on websites or in emails. If you have configured your computer to automatically display images, or if you have added us to your email "address book" (or "safe senders" list), or if you have configured your computer to have "weak" security, cookies might be set at the same time as you download, open or read an email from us. If you would prefer for this not to happen, you should disable the automatic displaying of images, or remove us from your address book or strengthen your security settings.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: