Date of last update: 6 April 2023
What does this Policy cover?
What are Cookies or similar technologies?
Cookies are very small text files or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, the website will request to store this text file on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Other information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website.
We also use similar technologies to cookies known as “web beacons”, “pixels” or “tags”. These technologies do a similar job to cookies, allowing website operators to count page views and understand how visitors interact with and respond to certain content on a webpage or email.
For the purposes of the remaining sections of this Cookies Policy, we refer to all cookies and similar technologies using the above features as “cookies”.
We use “first party cookies” and “third party cookies” in connection with our Services. First party cookies are cookies placed by us to collect information about you. Third party cookies are cookies placed by third party website operators. Information about you collected by those third party cookies will be shared with the relevant third party. Please refer to the relevant third party website operator’s privacy notice for more details about the information they collect and how they use it.
You should be aware that applications you use to access our Website, such as your internet browser, may also place cookies on your device when visiting our Website, or other websites. We do not have control over these third party cookies, so you will need to manage these cookies in the settings of the relevant applications.
For more details on cookies and similar technologies, please visit the Cookies page of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
How long do cookies last?
All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:
Session Cookies - these are temporary cookies that are placed on your device during your browsing session and then expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies – these are designed to last for a pre-defined period of time, which varies depending on the nature of the cookie. Persistent cookies stay in your browser until they reach their individual expiry date, or until you manually delete them.
Which cookies do we use on our Website?
We use the following types of cookies:
Essential Cookies - These cookies are necessary to provide you with services on our Website and to deliver some of its essential features. For example, ensuring the Website’s pages load quickly and correctly, monitoring the Website for cyber attacks and maintaining site service during peak periods.
Analytical Cookies - These cookies help us to better understand how our Website is being used so that we can measure and improve the performance of the site. For example, they monitor and track international usage of our Website.
We do not currently use any performance, advertising or functional cookies on the Website.
To see which individual cookies we use on our Website, please visit our Cookie Preference Centre, where you can also review and manage your cookie consent preferences whenever you wish.
How do I refuse, block or delete Cookies?
There are various ways that you can manage your cookie preferences, but please be aware that in order to use some parts of our Website you will need to allow certain essential cookies. If you block or subsequently delete those cookies, some aspects of our Website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Website.
Your options for managing your cookie preferences are as follows:
Through the Cookie Preference Centre on our Website
When you access our Website, we will ask you to provide consent for our use of non-essential cookies. We may repeat this request on subsequent visits to our Website, for example if you delete cookies from your browser or we need to request new consents from you.
When we seek your consent, you will either be able to provide consent for all non-essential cookies that we would like to use, or you can tailor your cookie preferences (provide consent for some but not all non-essential cookies) using our Cookie Preference Centre. You can also change your preferences and/or withdraw consent at any time by visiting our Cookie Preference Centre.
Where cookies are essential to the operation of our Website, we can use these without your consent and they cannot be managed using our Cookie Preference Centre.
Using your browser settings or other tools
You can opt out of seeing interest-based advertising from companies that participate in opt-out programs by visiting Your Online Choices.
Google and Jetpack
You may opt out of Google's use of tracking technologies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page here.
What technologies are used in emails?
Please note that any emails you receive from us may contain cookies to help us to see if recipients have opened an email and understand how recipients have interacted with it. Once you click on an email that contains a cookie, your contact information may subsequently be cross-referenced to the source email and/or the relevant cookie. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from any one of our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies whether included on websites or in emails.
In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you've added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please refer to your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.
Changes to this policy