1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device (including computers, tablets and phones) when you visit a website. On each subsequent visit, cookies are then sent back to the originating website (or to another website which recognises that cookie) providing information relating to your previous visits. A cookie may be a “persistent” cookie or a “session” cookie. Persistent cookies remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time you visit the website that created the cookie. Session cookies allow website operators to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted when you close the browser.
2. TYPES OF COOKIES WE USE
We use a number of cookies (both persistent and session) on our site. These cookies have different functions and fall into the following categories:
Analytical or performance cookies: these cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around our site. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. All information the cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We may share this information with selected third parties for marketing, analysis and similar purposes.
Targeting or advertising cookies: these cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed and are generally used for more targeted advertising. They limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may share this information with selected third parties for marketing, analysis and similar purposes.
3. THIRD PARTY COOKIES
4. MANAGING COOKIES