1. What is a cookie?
Session cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted once your session has ended. Your session on our website ends when you log out or close your browser.
Persistent cookies: Persistent or permanent cookies are not deleted when you end your session on our website. We use these cookies to remember the preferences you have chosen in previous sessions.
Web beacons: These work in much of the same way as cookies but instead of being a small text file, web beacons are a small electronic image put in the web page. We use web beacons to anonymously track traffic patterns of users from page to page within our website to help with site improvements.
Flash cookies: Most computers have Adobe Flash installed on them. Flash may store small files that are used in the same way as regular cookies on your computer. These are known as ‘Local Shared Objects’ or Flash cookies.
Third party cookies: We may work with other approved companies and business partners (‘third parties’) who place their own cookies or web beacons on our site. They work in much the same way as our own cookies but are not actually placed by us. Any third parties that do place cookies on our website are required to collect information in a specified manner, i.e. not for their own purposes.
Any website can send its own cookies to your browser, if your browser’s preferences allow it. However, to protect your privacy, your browser will only permit a website to access the cookies that site has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
3. How do you control cookies?
As a user, you are able to manage cookies and choose whether your computer/browser accepts cookies or not. As each browser is different, the way in which you manage cookies differs from browser to browser. Take a look at the ‘Help’ menu of your browser and search for ‘cookies’. You should be able to find instructions for managing your cookies.
Remember: Cookies help you get the best out of our website. Disabling all cookies will prevent our website functioning as well as it should for you.