Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to support your user experience and for analytical and research purposes. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server.  Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of the cookie.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser, and will contain some anonymous information such as: a unique identifier, the type of web browser you are using and your internet IP address. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences and to correctly display web pages.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas 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 find 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, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • 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 content displayed on it more relevant to you. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

We do not use cookies to:

  • collect personal information about you;
  • track your activities on other websites;
  • collect information on behalf of third parties.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies

You block cookies by activating the settings on your web browser that allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.