Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies (small data text files which are stored on your electronic device) to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. The information collected through Cookies is aggregated and cannot be used to identify individual data.

 

We use the following type of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the effective operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our website:

 

Purpose

Description

Type & Expiry

PerformanceOur websites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content).Session

Deleted upon closing the browser

Security CookiesIf you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that your device is logged for the duration of your visit. You will need your username and password to access the restricted areas.Session

Deleted upon closing the browser

Site PreferencesOur cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g. language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g. by personalising a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.Session

Deleted upon closing the browser

AnalyticalWe use several third-party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our website. This allows us to improve the quality and content on our site for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our websites. For further details on our use of Google Analytics, see belowPersistent

Deleted automatically after 2 years if you no longer visit the site

Social sharingWe use third-party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web sites. We encourage you to review each provider’s privacy information before using any such service. For further details on our use of social media widgets and applications, see below.Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no longer visit the site

 

MANAGING COOKIES

You are not obliged to accept a cookie and you can modify or reset your web browser so that it will not accept cookies. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. However, if you disable cookies, the website may not function properly and as a result, your browsing experience, which will no longer be personalised for you, may deteriorate.

Please remember that any change to the settings of your web browser will affect all websites you visit, and not only our website, unless you choose to block cookies from certain websites.

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit https://aboutcookies.org.

 

MANAGING ANALYTICS COOKIES

It is possible to opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. Our website uses Google Analytics and you can opt-out of its cookies by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Please note that this will take you to Google Analytics’ website and generate a “no thanks” cookie, which will stop any further cookies from being set by those third parties.

If you’d like to learn more about managing analytics cookies, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.