Information about our use of cookies

Please note that we use “cookies” on our website, to distinguish you from other users of our website. This allows us to understand our users’ habits and preferences which enable us to customise our services for our users to provide an enhanced user experience when you browse our website. It also allows us to improve our website. We may, for example, use cookies to store registration information so that you do not have to provide it to us on subsequent visits. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

 

The “Help” menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to (a) prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, (b) have the browser notify you when you receive new cookies and (c) disable them altogether. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of this website and we recommend that you leave them turned on. If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

 

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, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • 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 are finding 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 advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

 

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will have expired after two years.

 

Further information about cookies

The Interactive Advertising Bureau is an industry body that has produced a series of web pages which explain how cookies work and how they can be managed. You can visit their website for more information at www.iab.com.