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More about Cookies

What are cookies?

For almost any modern website to work correctly, it needs to collect specific necessary information on its users. To do this, a site will create files known as cookies – which are small text files – on its users’ computers. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise its users on subsequent visits.

Cookies do a lot of different jobs which make your experience of the Internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and the contents of your shopping baskets, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently. They also help ensure that the advertisements that you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Some data collected is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve the user experience.

What Types of Cookies do we use

We have four types of cookies running on our websites

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
  • Statistical Cookies
  • Marketing Cookies
  • Social Sharing Cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies are essential so that you can move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies services, you have asked for cannot be provided.

Statistical Cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with the website by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across the website. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user.

Social sharing cookies are used to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.

How do I control my cookies?

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete all cookies and many websites will not work properly. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website for these reasons.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information.

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