1. About cookies
Cookies are files, often including unique
identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may
then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track
users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users
returning to a website.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or
"session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web
server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain
valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the
expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of
the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies on the website
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the website.
Cookies do not contain any information that
personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you
may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from
cookies. The cookies used on the website include those which are strictly
necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage
(performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), and
cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising.
use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following
- to recognise your computer when you visit the website
- to track you as you navigate the website, and to enable the use of any
- to improve the website's usability
analyse the use of the website
- in the administration of the website
- to personalise the website for you, including targeting advertisements
which may be of particular interest to you.
3. Third party cookies
When you use the website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
Our advertisers and service providers may send you cookies. They may use
the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
track your browser across multiple websites
- to build a profile of your
- to target advertisements which may be of particular
interest to you.
In addition to the information we provide in this
More information on Google cookies:
How Google use data
when you use our partners' sites or
5. How to Control and
identifiable information about you. However, should you choose to disable,
reject or block our cookies, some parts of our websites will not function
fully, or in some cases, our website will not be accessible at all.
For more information on
how to control your cookie settings and browser settings, or how to delete
cookies on your hard drive, please visit
Obviously, doing this may have a negative
impact on the usability of many websites.