This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our site, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our website to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our site and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are activated each time you visit the website where the cookie was generated.
What are the different types of cookies?
Essential or “Strictly Necessary” Cookies
These are cookies which are essential for the running of our website. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.
Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our website and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising.
Analytical Performance Cookies:
Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our websites, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes.
Behavioural advertising cookies:
Behavioural advertising cookies, which may be placed on your device by us or our trusted third party service providers, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Although behavioural advertising cookies can track your activity around the internet they cannot identify you personally, even if you are signed in to our website. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. If you would like more information , including how to opt-out of these cookies, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com.
Essential and Functional Cookies
We use these cookies to enable certain online functionality including:
identify returning users, registrants and subscribers and to allow them to be presented with a personalised version of the site;
eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details
The following is information about the third party cookies we use on this website, including how they are disabled and the effect of the deactivation on the operation of the website. If you would like more information on how to manage certain types of cookies, including how to control or delete them, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org.
Google Analytics cookies are performance analysis / logging cookies that allow us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. These cookies can inform us about how many visitors use the website, the time and duration of access, while also providing information on how to navigate visitors to different parts of the website. This information helps us to improve the way our website works. They are anonymous information and do not contain personal data.
For more information about Google Analytics :
You can disable tracking from Google Analytics by clicking https://tools.go ogle.com/dlpa ge/gaoptout?hl=en=GB
Cookies from video service providers (Google, Vimeo, DailyMotion etc)
These providers can place cookies on your device, if you watch on our website videos that provide us as an external service.
Cookies from social networks
Third party social networks may place cookies on your device if you choose to share content from our site.
How can I manage or opt out of cookies?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party. For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.
Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.
Opting out of Analytical Performance Cookies:
If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, please do so by clicking on the links below:
Comscore Digital Analytix – http://sitestat.com/privacy/
Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Opting out of Behavioural Advertising Cookies:
If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your device.