What are cookies?
Web cookies are small pieces of data stored on your computer or mobile device that distinguish you from other users of a website. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses. By allowing us to distinguish you from other users of our website, cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allow us to improve our site.
What type of cookies do you use?
We use the following types of cookies:
1. Essential cookies - these are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
2. Analytic/performance cookies - these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
3. Functionality cookies - these are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
4. Targeting cookies - these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
The following provides information about the cookies we use and why:
Type/name of cookie: Google Analytics
Function and other information: This is a common performance cookie that many websites use. It allows us to collect anonymous information about how you and other users found and used the website and helps us to improve the website.
Website cookie acceptance
Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies. This varies depending on which browser you are using.
More general information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org/.