What are cookies and how do they benefit you?
Types of cookies used on our web sites
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
More about our Cookies
There are four types of cookies we may use.
1. Essential cookies
Some cookies relate to the essential service provided on the website which has been explicitly requested by the user. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies however if you opt to disable these cookies then you may not be able to access some or all of the content on our web site.
2. Preference cookies
This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on our website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
3. Performance cookies (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics Cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These cookies also tell us on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data
4. Third-Party cookies
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
It's possible to opt out of having your browsing activity within sites recorded by Google Analytics. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Additional information about cookies and how to manage them can be found at AboutCookies.org