Last updated: 2 June 2022
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that uniquely identify your browser or device. The cookie file is stored on your browser. When you return to that website (or visit websites that use the same cookies) these websites recognize the cookies and your browsing device.
2. Categories of cookies
Cookies do many different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies can tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Website before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are different categories of cookies, including:
First party cookies, which are served directly by us to your computer or device.
Third-party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf.
Cookies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the Website, for example, to recognise your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
3. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with the Website. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions, as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our site. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our service. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. For more information on Google Tag Manager, see here. For more information on Google Analytics, see here.
You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, see here.
4. How to control or delete cookies
How to change your browser settings
You can change your preferences by changing the settings in your browser. Your browser will allow you to:
- See what cookies or other similar technologies have been dropped on your device;
- Block cookies;
- Clear cookies from your browser.
Deleting cookies means that any preference settings you have made on a particular website will be lost and the functionality of our Website will be impaired. We cannot guarantee that your experience on our Website will be as good as it could otherwise be.
If you want to change your settings at any time (for example, if you accept all cookies, but later decide you do not want a certain type of cookie) you’ll need to use your browser settings to remove any third party cookies dropped on your previous visit.
For more information on how to manage the most popular browsers, please see below:
5. Changes to this policy
We will occasionally update this policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this policy, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share information held in cookies, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Website. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this policy or any of our other policies.
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