2. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other device to allow a website to recognize you as a user when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this Notice to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Site or make use of online payment services.
Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to the Site and to embed functionality from third party services. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region) and to integrate useful services provided by third party providers into the Site (e.g. maps).
3. How to control and delete cookies
When you accessed the Site, you were presented with a message about cookies and your options regarding cookies. We had to use a cookie to present you with that notice (you can see details of this cookie under Cookie Banner). After you consent to our use of some or all cookies, your continued use the Site will allow more cookies and other tracking technologies to be placed on your computer (as further described in this Cookie Notice) in order to improve the Site and your browsing experience and to tailor the adverts and content you see.
4. Cookies used by us on the Site
We use the data generated from these cookies to link devices that you use and to customize your online experience with more relevant communications. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience a less customized experience.
Below is a list of the cookies used by us on the Site together with details about what each is used for (this includes 3rd party cookies):
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function 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, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information but recognize your computer or other device as a unique device.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. 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 know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance during your visit.
These cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
5. How to opt-out or modify cookies and other tracking technologies
We understand that you may want to know more about cookies. Here are some useful resources that provide detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how you can manage your cookie preferences: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. If we process cookies based on your consent, you can also revoke, alter and/or reject the cookies we use on the Site via your profile settings.
Please note, that if you exercise this right, you may have to then provide your consent on a case-by-case basis for the use by us or disclosure of certain cookies, if such use or disclosure is necessary to enable you to utilize some or all of our services, and that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on the Site.
Mobile devices have an identifier that gives companies the ability to serve targeted ads to a specific mobile device. In many cases, you can turn off mobile device ad tracking or you can reset the advertising identifier at any time within your mobile device privacy settings. Another tool you can use to control advertising on your mobile device is the AppChoices App. You may also choose to turn off location tracking on your mobile device. If you turn off ad tracking or location tracking, we will no longer use information collected from your device’s advertising identifier for the purposes of advertising. You may still see the same number of ads but they may be less relevant because they will not be based on your interests or location.