What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
The website requests the web browser to create a small text file with a small amount of information, which it can access whilst you are viewing the website. The information is usually to provide some functionality such as a shopping cart to enhance the users experience on the site.
Types of cookies and how they are set
There are two types of cookies:
Session Cookies – Stored temporarily in your computer’s memory while you are visiting a website and are deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies – Stored for a set period on your computer and used to determine whether there has been any contact between us and your computer in the past.
There are two ways cookies set can be on our websites:
1st Party Cookies – cookies that are set by this website domain (or belonging to a sub domain).
3rd Party Cookies – cookies that are set by another website domain. (e.g. by one of our main technology partners or by an external web services)
What type of cookies do we use?
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
Performance and functionality cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
Analytics and customisation cookies:
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our website.
These cookies, if present, are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
Social networking cookies:
These cookies, if present, are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting from our website through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.
How do I control cookies?
Last updated May 11th 2021.