What are cookies and why do we use them on our website?
Cookies are essentially small text files which are placed onto your computer by websites and / or apps that you use. Cookies are used to help us improve your user experience when using our website – an example of this would be storing your preferred language setting or currency for the next time you visit our site.
The information we collect from cookies enables us to tailor our website to your needs and preferences, to remember the notifications you have been shown, so that you are not shown them repeatedly and to make improvements and updates to our website based on your usage.
What kind of cookies do we use:
(1) Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies allow you to use our website and all its features, such as enabling access to secure areas. Without these cookies you may not be able to use all the features of our website successfully.
(2) Performance cookies
These collect information about how you use our website so we can improve the experience for you. For example, they collect information on which pages you visit most often and any error messages you may get. The information collected by these cookies is all anonymous. They do not collect any information that can identify you personally.
We use Google Analytics to monitor our website performance and check visitor activities to adapt our content based on expectations.
(3) Functionality cookies
These enable us to provide you with a more personalised experience. They help us to remember data – for example, your username and language preference – to save you having to enter them again repeatedly. As with above, the information these cookies collect is anonymous. They cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
(4) Targeting/advertising cookies
We and our service providers may use advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are relevant to you and your interests.
For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to customise the advertising and content you receive on our websites, to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our websites and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.
(5) Social media cookies
How can you mange your cookie settings?
We recommend that you accept cookies to ensure you get the most from our website. However, you do not strictly have to accept our cookies. It’s up to you!