A “cookie” is a text file of letters and numbers that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. We and our third-party service providers may use beacons to help us track response rates, identify when webpages are accessed or other types of interactions – such as forwarding - and for other purposes listed below.
The term “cookies” includes cookies, tags and pixels.
By dropping a cookie on a website user’s internet device – for example, their computer, laptop or smartphone - the website can recognise that user’s device and store information about the user’s preferences or past actions. Cookies may also allow the website to recognise the user when the user returns to the website.
These are cookies that are required for a website to function. They are used to ensure the safety, security and integrity of our website, as well as to enable users to move around the website and use its features. For example they help support the structure of the pages that are displayed to website users, help to improve navigation and allow website users to return to pages they have previously visited. When a user leaves the website they are deleted automatically.
Cookies categorized as Strictly Necessary cannot be turned off and the consent of the website user is not legally required before their use – we therefore do not seek your consent before using cookies that are strictly necessary.
These cookies are used to collect information about how users use a website, for instance which pages users go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The data from such cookies are aggregated and anonymised, which means that we cannot identify a user as an individual. We ask for your consent before these types of cookies are used.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. 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. We ask for your consent before these types of cookies are used.
Our website uses the following cookies, which are grouped by cookie type to help you understand why each is used:
You can manage your Cookie preferences via our Cookie Preference Centre.