COOKIE POLICY

What are cookies?

Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences so you don’t have to insert your details again and again.

There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site, this is explained here Cookies we use.

Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

We have the following varieties of cookies operating on our website:

The performance improvers

These cookies tell us about how you use the site and they help us to make it better. For example these cookies count the number of visitors to our website and see how visitors move around when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.

The targeters

These cookies (also called advertising cookies) are used to deliver advertised content which is relevant to you and they can be used to track the effectiveness of our ad campaigns on third party websites. These cookies are placed on our site by our third party service providers and they may remember your web browsing activity and may be used to understand about your demographics, such as age and gender. Only anonymised information is captured and used and the purpose is to provide you with content which is relevant to you.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience by:

Analysing how you use our site which helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance.

What type of cookies do we use?

Here are some examples of the main cookies on our site, what they do and how you can alter your settings to stop cookies.

Facebook

This is an advertiser cookie and a performance improver cookie. It allows us to place advertising content onto Facebook which is relevant to you based on the information which your web browsing patterns allow Facebook to infer. This information is never connected to your profile and it is always anonymous.

You can read more and change your preferences on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

You can control and opt-out of Facebook adverts and other third party cookies here: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

Google DoubleClick

This is an advertiser cookie which we use to help us to track the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. It enables Google to serve our adverts on other sites based on your browsing history on our page and engagement with our adverts.

You can change your preferences about the adverts you see on Google by clicking here: www.google.com/settings/ads

You can control and opt-out of Google adverts and other third party cookies here: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

Google Dynamic Remarketing

This is an advertiser cookie and a performance improver cookie. It allows us to serve relevant advertising content to users that have previously visited our website. The data which is collected is anonymous.

You can read more and change your preferences here:http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html

You can control and opt-out of Google adverts and other third party cookies here:http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.

For further information please refer to: https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/

If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.

Changes to the Cookie Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but please regularly check this Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 18  February 2019.