WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when a website is loaded within your chosen browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).
WHAT IS COOKIE CONTROL?
When (as the user) you consent to one of the optional cookie categories, Cookie Control will place a cookie to remember that decision. The name of the cookie will be the name of the category specified within the Cookie Control widget itself. That cookie will be removed when you (the user) revokes consent to that category.
WHAT ARE ‘STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES’?
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website, use a shopping cart or cookies to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe).
These cookies are used only to help us to improve our Website over time, by giving us insights into how the various sections of our Website are used and how users interact with our Website, for example which pages visitors go to most often and whether they get error messages from web pages. The information collected is anonymous and statistical.
These cookies are used to identify unique visitors to our Website. If you log in to our Website, these are the cookies that allow us to remember who you are and what your preferences are so that we can provide you with access to pages personal to you, for example your choice of language or region. These cookies help keep your visit to the Website secure. These cookies can also enable enhanced, more personal features and to provide services you have asked for.
These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. These cookies collect the most information about users.
These are cookies that are designed to ensure that your visits to our Website are as smooth as possible. Their main uses are:
- Allowing us to identify your device as you use our Website, so that you are not treated as a new visitor each time you go to another part of our Website;
- Ensure that the servers that we use to power our Website each serve an equal number of users, to help make everyone's browsing as swift and responsible as possible; and
- Noting your browser's capabilities.
You can set your cookie preferences using your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our Website features. For example, we use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences and so:
- If you delete all of your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again.
- If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.
- If you disable all cookies on your devices and or computers then this may significantly degrade the performance of our Website and/or mobile applications on your devices.
Certain pages on our Website may contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags or clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed and the type of browser used to view the page.
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the internet. When you visit our Website, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our Website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our Website.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES