What are cookies?
Cookies are very small text files or pieces of code that often contain a unique identification code. When you visit a website or mobile application, a website will ask your computer or mobile device for permission to save this file on your computer or mobile device and gain access to information. Once this file is placed on your computer or mobile device, it will collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
How cookies are used on our website?
Some of the cookies used on our website are essential to enable our site’s core functionality – our website cannot function without these. These cookies cannot be disabled.
Other cookies such as performance cookies are used to provide statistical information about our website and how it is used. These are also called analytics cookies and we use the information collected to understand what website information is of interest to users and any issues they might have in navigating. This helps us to make improvements to the website.
Functional cookies enable us to add more functionality to our website and are set by our external service providers, or our own website. The following functionalities may or may not be activated when you accept this category e.g. watching online videos via YouTube, social media sharing of website content.
Advertising / tracking cookies are set by external advertising partners and are used for profiling and tracking data across multiple websites. If you accept these cookies, we may show our advertisements on other websites or social media channels, based on your user profile, preferences or content you have engaged with on our website. These cookies also save data about how many visitors have seen or clicked on our advertisements in order to optimize advertising campaigns.
How can I switch off or remove cookies?
You can choose to opt out of all but necessary cookies by selecting ‘Manage cookies’ on our Cookie Bar when you first visit our website. Navigate to the ‘Settings’ option and select your preferences. You can also change settings in your browser to ensure that cookies will be blocked. Most browsers will provide you with an explanation of how to do this.
To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, visit https://www.aboutcookies.org
Please note: You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.