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.
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 recognize 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 recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize 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.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser or by clicking the cookies drop down link top right of each page on the site and selecting decline, that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
For more information about the cookies we set, use your browsers developer tools, for example in Google Chrome this can be accessed by clicking the top right menu drop down (three horizontal lines) > tools > developer tools. This will split your browser screen horizontally, at the top of the lower screen there are various icons, you need to click Resources, then on the left hand side you will need to click cookies, the right hand pane will then detail the cookies which have been set.
Most modern browsers have a similar tool, just do a search for “******* developer tools” replacing the stars with the name of your browser.