Cookie Notice

Introduction to Cookies

We use cookies, clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), and other tracking technologies to collect information on our website to personalise content and digital advertising, provide social media features and analyse traffic. This notice refers to both cookies and similar technologies as cookies.

You can accept all the cookies that we use by clicking on the 'Accept All Cookies' button displayed on our cookie banner. If you’d rather decide what cookies are set, you can choose your preferences by clicking on 'Cookie Settings'.

What are Cookies?

A 'cookie' is a name for a small text file, usually of letters and numbers, which, if you agree to them, are downloaded onto your device, such as your computer, mobile phone or tablet, when you visit a website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer and is used to distinguish you from other website users.

Cookies are widely used by website owners to improve the website performance, for saving different options and to provide website owners with information on how their website is being used.

You can change your preferences to the cookies we use by visiting our Preference Centre and adjusting the toggle to 'On' or 'Off' and clicking 'Save Settings’. Some cookies are essential cookies and cannot be turned off using the toggle. These cookies are 'Strictly Necessary' and are listed below.

What are Tags?

We use tags to transfer data collected from visitors to our websites to external sources like Facebook. We use them to track:

  • Your interactions with our websites and digital adverts (for example, when you’ve downloaded content, clicked on an advert or viewed a video)
  • What pages you visit on our sites, how long you spent on those pages, how you got there and when you left them. This information can also be used to monitor and improve digital advertising performance.
  • In addition, when we email you, we may place a tag (also known as a ‘tracking pixel’) on a direct marketing email that we send out. This lets us monitor performance of our email marketing activity.

If you haven’t given permission for us to set cookies through the cookies banner that would have popped up when you first visited this site, your visit (and how you got here) won’t be tracked by us. However, if you visit this site using a different device and/or browser in the future, you will need to provide us with your cookie preferences again.

How Do We Use Cookies on Our Website?

We use cookies on the websites to:

  • Help users to navigate through the website;
  • Understand whether the website is operating effectively;
  • Compile statistics on how our website is being used, which can help us to improve our website and online services; and
  • Personalise and improve the service we offer you by understanding your preferences and establishing which areas of the website are most relevant to you.

Some of the cookies that we use are 'Session Cookies' which are deleted when you close your browser. Others remain on your browser or device until they expire or you delete them from your browser history – these are known as 'Persistent Cookies'.

All cookies have an 'owner' which can be identified by looking at the domain (i.e. the company or website name in the cookie). Cookies can either be first-party (i.e. they’re owned by the website who set them) or third-party (i.e. they’re not owned by the website who set them). We use both first-party and third-party cookies on our websites.

Below is a list of the main cookies we use on our website.
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