Protecting and managing your online privacy
To make our website more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider), may store information on your device in the form of a cookie.
We call it our “Cookies Policy”. By using our websites (through any device) you agree that this Cookies Policy applies to that use in addition to any other terms and conditions which may apply.
We reserve the right to make changes to our Cookies Policy. Any such changes shall appear here and become effective immediately.
Your continued use of our websites is taken as meaning that you agree to any such changes.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file, downloaded onto a device upon the user visiting certain websites.
Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but with subtle differences.
Session and persistent cookies
Session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session.
- A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window.
- They may be used for a variety of purposes such as for remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site.
- They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail.
- These session cookies are created temporarily and expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.
Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered.
- Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising.
First and third party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie.
- First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window.
- Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user.
- If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.
Cookies we use
This is a list of the main cookies set by our website, and what each is used for:
- View full list of cookies here.
- Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website and compile reports on user activity.
- Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
- Google will reduce the identification power of the IP addressed collected and will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
- Visit Google's website for further details on analytics cookies, click the link below:
By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however you can block these cookies using your browser settings.
- Many web browsers manage this process differently, please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org for detailed instructions on how to change your web browser settings.
If you disable or decline cookies, some features will not be available to you or function properly and you may not be able to access some parts of the website.
Thank you for visiting our website.
If you have any questions about how we use your personal data that are not answered here, or if you want to exercise your rights regarding your personal data, please contact us by any of the following means: