HOW DO COOKIES WORK?
Cookies are small files that we place on your computer’s browser, which assign it a unique identification. Whenever you visit this website we can then access these and understand your preferences. If you want to delete any cookies already on your computer you will first need to find the file or directory that stores them – please refer to the instructions for your file management software. To stop cookies being stored on your computer in future, please refer to your internet browser’s instructions by clicking ‘Help’ in its menu. Deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies won’t stop our website from working but it may reduce your user experience.
There are different categories of cookies used for different purposes. The cookies we use are listed below under the four cookie categories proposed by the International Chamber of Commerce.
CATEGORY 1: STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. The cookies used are:
CATEGORY 2: PERFORMANCE COOKIES
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. The cookies used are:
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CATEGORY 3: FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, text size, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The cookies used are:
CATEGORY 4: TARGETING COOKIES OR ADVERTISING COOKIES
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. The cookies used are:
There are many online resources which will help you understand and make informed decisions about your cookie usage. We would recommend the following resources:
CHANGING YOUR SETTINGS FOR THIS SITE
If you want to remove any cookies already set or change your existing settings, you can do so from your browser. You can find out how to do this by going reviewing the links provided below: