What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small files which are downloaded onto your computer the first time you visit a website. The next time you visit that site, your computer uses those cookies to recognise that it has been there before and âremember' things like personalised details or user preferences.
Cookies allow our website to recognise a user's device and configuration details used previously to improve your website browsing experience by allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, storing information so that you do not need to re-enter your login details or re-set your preferences each time you visit. They also ensure you receive the most relevant information from us. Cookies are vital in helping us understand how users interact with the website and help us to make improvements. This all makes for a smoother, more relevant experience for you.
We classify the cookies used on our website under the following categories, based on the UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) guide for cookie categories:
- strictly necessary and performance
Where Do Cookies Come From?
There are two sources of cookies:
- First-party cookies are sent by us to your device. They can be used to remember your preferences when you visit our website or to maintain your browser connection.
- Third-party cookies are sent by a third party that provides functionality through our website, such as video clips. This helps the third party to remember your preferences when you visit our website and others.
What Cookies Do We Use?
We use both session and persistent cookies and we use different types of cookies to run the website, based on the UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) guide to cookie categories.
As regards the duration, cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
As regards the types, we use only strictly necessary session cookies: Strictly necessary cookies are essential in helping you navigate the website and access secure content. These cookies do not gather information about you for the purposes of profiling or targeted marketing and cannot be disabled using the preference selection on this website.
Without these cookies, our website cannot remember choices you have previously made or personalise your browsing experience.
Cookies Set By 3rd Parties
We use 3 party services like Google Analytics who set cookies to collect information about website users and usage patterns – this information is helpful to plan and maintain the service.
Most of these cookies are not essential for providing the services your request from us and can be blocked.
Sharing Information Via Social Network Sites
Our website and applications may have links embedded into pages to popular social networks like youtube.com etc.
Cookies generated by those sites are outside of our control and may change without notice. When you share a page or link those sites may set cookies on your device or browser and can also make information about you publicly available or stored elsewhere.
If you would like more information about privacy and the cookies used by these services, as well as information on how to opt-out, please visit their respective websites.
How Long Do Cookies Stay On Your Device?
Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time:
- Session cookies generally only last while you have your internet browser open. Once you close your browser they're automatically deleted from your device.
- Persistent cookies generally stay on your device after you close your internet browser unless your browser is set up to automatically delete them. They can be used by websites to remember your preferences when you open up your browser again.
How To Control Your Cookies
You can disable or remove cookies from your computer by using your browser settings, which will allow you to block or delete cookies. Remember, deleting your cookies or accessing our website from a different browser or device will effectively ignore your existing preferences for using our website.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
For more information about cookies please explore the further reading below at the following third-party websites:
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