This page explains what cookies are, how we use them on our websites and your options for controlling them.
Cookies are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session (“session cookies”) and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used, for example, to remember you when you return to the site and will last for longer (“persistent cookies”). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to your device and are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit (if they last longer than a web session) or to another website that recognizes that cookie.
Some of the cookies used by our sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as web analytics) on our behalf.
Some cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or areas with paid-for content. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like “Remember Me” at log in, cannot be provided. Because such cookies are essential for using a site, these cookies cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of the website.
Other cookies perform various functions, as the table below explains, together with your options for controlling them.
Some cookies may also be controlled by using your web browser settings. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. Click here for more information on how to adjust your browser cookie settings.
|Type of cookie||Example||What it does||Your options|
|Strictly Necessary |
|Necessary Cookies enable core functionality. The site cannot function properly without these cookies. |
|These cookies can only be disabled by adjusting your browser cookie settings. |
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|These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site. |
|You may set these cookies either by using our cookie notification pop up tool or by adjusting your browser cookie settings. |
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|These cookies provide insights into how the site is being used so we can improve your browsing experience and deliver content more relevant to your interests |
| You may set these cookies either by using our cookie notification pop up tool or by adjusting your browser cookie settings. |
Most of the browsers below allow you to opt out of third party cookies, while leaving first party cookies switched on. Third party cookies are issued by web services other than the website you’re looking at the time, and can allow those web services to track you as you browse from site to site. Facebook and Google do this routinely, as do a number of other advertising networks.
If you just want to avoid the most invasive cookies but leave other cookies working order, it can be a good option to turn off third party cookies using the browser settings below.