What are Cookies?
Our websites may place small text files, called cookies, on your computer to distinguish you from other users of this website. These cookies monitor how you use this website so that we can make improvements, and are also used to give you the best user experience (for example by remembering your login details so that you do not have to enter them each time). Some cookies may also be placed by third parties, for example Facebook and Google, if you use their services via this website to monitor how you use their services and also to target relevant advertising to you when you visit other websites on which they advertise.
In most cases, cookies do not contain personally identifiable data.
What cookies may be placed?
Our websites may use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies (Type 1): these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around this website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of this website. Without these cookies, certain services you have asked for cannot be provided.
- Analytical/performance cookies (Type 2): these cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visits to our websites and to see how visitors move around the websites when they are using it, so that we can improve how the websites work. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.
- Functionality cookies (Type 3): these cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience; for example, your user name, language or region.
- Targeting cookies (Type 4): these cookies are placed by third parties to collect information about your browsing habits when you elect to use their services, in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
How do I opt-out of cookies?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You should note that deleting certain cookies may prevent you from accessing certain parts of our websites and/or may affect your user experience.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, and not just our websites, visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.