What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files created and stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive and is sent back to our website when you next visit.
There are two types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. Cookies that do not contain an end date are called session cookies. When you close your browser, the session cookie is permanently lost and the website that created the cookie will not recognise you when you go back to that website. Cookies that contain an end date are called persistent cookies. Persistent cookies stay in your browser’s memory until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them automatically based on the expiration date contained in the cookie’s file. In addition to cookies, we may also use other tracking technologies to track visitors to our website. These technologies are like cookies, such as web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or “clear gifs”). Web beacons are tiny graphics files that enable us to identify when someone has visited our website before. We use this information to track the online behaviour of our website users. For the purpose of this policy, the term cookie refers to both cookies and similar technologies.
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are needed for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies which enable you to navigate our website and use its features. This type of cookie only lasts for a limited time, for the duration of your visit to our website or as otherwise needed and is then removed automatically. Functional and Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to analyse your use of our website to enhance your experience using our website and to improve the performance and functionality of our website. They may be used to:
- recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise your experience by remembering your website preferences such as the country you are based in and the language you prefer to read our website in.
- recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it
- enhance the performance of our website and improve the way it works. For example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily; and
- collect information that helps us understand how our website is being used and to help us customise our website for you.
How do I manage my cookies?
Updating the Cookies Notice This notice will be updated where necessary to reflect changes in applicable laws or in our privacy compliance practices. The latest version of this notice will always be available online. Where can I get further information?
You can also find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
This page was last updated: 05 May, 2022.