What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smart
phone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit our website.
Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information
such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. Cookies
are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers,
which means that they cannot be used to track your movements elsewhere around the
web. Please note that passwords and credit card numbers are not stored in cookies.
by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit
(using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie').
let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify the user and carry out other
essential security, these are all termed as 'non-evasive'.
Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a
move to a new page on the site; for example, when you enter your login details
and move to another page it won't recognise you and it won't be able to keep you
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party cookies') or they
may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ('third
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information
to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies
and law enforcement agencies).
Nb. Persistent cookies remain after your browser is closed.
You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Different forms of cookies
Necessary Cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like
secure areas. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be
used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet. You cannot
opt out of necessary cookies and therefore should not continue to use this site
or else setup your browser to block cookies from this site (See 'Managing
your cookies' below).
Nb. It is assumed that by using this site you have agreed to accept necessary cookies.
If you use the browser to block Necessary Cookies it will prevent the site from
functioning as intended.
Examples of such cookies are for:
Remembering information you've entered on forms when you navigate to different pages
in a single web browser session which identify you as being logged in (if the site has
a login area).
or services to you or for use to target adverts on any other site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which
pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any
information that could identify you; all the information collected is anonymous
and is only used to help us improve our website, service to you, understand what
interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.
Nb: Performance cookies can be blocked.
We use 'Performance' cookies to:
Provide statistics on how our website is used.
See how effective our adverts are (we don't use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites).
Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur.
'Performance' cookies will NOT be used to:
Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on
Target adverts to you on any other website.
Managing your cookies
The browsers of most computers, smart phones and other web-enabled devices are typically
set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for our website
or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's
'help' function will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies,
how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable
cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser
add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the
website of its manufacturer.
Cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If
you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is possible that this will affect how
our website works.
We have provided the following websites for further information on cookies: