Let’s talk about cookies
By using our website and online platforms (“websites”), you agree to us placing cookies on your computer, smartphone or other device. Here’s what you need to know about cookies, how and why we use them and how to manage your cookie settings.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded and stored in the memory of your computer or other device when you visit a website. The information stored on the cookie allows the website to recognise your device when you revisit a website or browse its pages. Cookies are used to make websites work or work more efficiently, but cookies alone cannot be used to identify you. The cookie itself does not keep any of the data it collects.
- help us provide you with a better experience
- track your preferences
- save time by recognising your device when you visit our website/s
- help prevent the mis-use of the websites
- improve the website’s usability and make sure it operates correctly
- understand how you navigate our website.
We also use cookie technology to make sure we maintain your confidentiality and security through secure or password protected areas of the website, where you’ve registered for any of our online services.
If you ever ask us to ‘Remember my device’ to let you log on more easily, we’ll use what’s known as a “persistent cookie” to make it work. This provides us with information about your visits and about the device you use to access our websites. This includes, where available, your IP address and pseudonymous identifiers, operating system and browser type.
What cookies do we use?
How long do cookies last?
The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type:
"Session cookies" are temporary and are deleted every time you close your browser.
"Persistent cookies" stay on your computer until they expire or until you delete them from your device's cache.
Accepting or rejecting cookies
You’re in control of the cookies that we store and you can use your Cookie Settings to manage them for this and future visits to our website.
Without certain types of cookies enabled, we can't guarantee the website or your experience of it are as we intended it to be. For guidance on how to restrict or delete cookies on your browser please see our page on how to manage cookies on your computer. Find out more about how to manage and delete cookies
Your selected options in the panel will be remembered when you visit the site in the future. You can change your settings at any time. Alternatively, most web browsers provide some control over most cookies in the browser settings.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can manage your cookie settings using the button below