1. What is a Cookie?
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies and local storage, pixel beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) are comprised of small bits of data or code that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. Websites, apps and other services send this data to your browser (on your computer or mobile device) when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so that such websites, apps and other services can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. For example, they can recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g. by remembering your user preferences). You can find more information about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org.
2. What Cookies do we use?
We use a variety of different types of Cookies on our Sites. Different Cookies have different specific purposes but in general they are all used so that we can improve your experience in using our Sites and interacting with us. We use the following cookies:
These cookies are used to ensure you can correctly navigate our Site and allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing, to provide enhanced and more personalised content and features, such as customising a certain webpage, providing relevant advertising or content, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog.
These cookies are used to analyse trends, administer the website, track visitor movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our websites. These cookies are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Targeting and Advertising
If you register to receive updates by email, you will receive emails which will contain a web beacon. This will take the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in each email. It will be used to send information such as your IP address, when each email was viewed, from what device and which geo-location. We use information about email usage to compile reports and to help us improve our communications.
3. How can you opt out?
All recent versions of popular browsers give you a level of control over cookies. You can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. For instructions on how to manage cookies, please read the ‘Help’ section of your browser or visit www.aboutcookies.org. Please be aware that some areas of our website may not function after you have changed your cookie settings.
For more information about targeting and advertising cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org.