What are cookies?

Like most other websites, this website uses cookies and similar technologies. A cookie is just a simple text file which contains an identifier used to store basic information and settings relating to your device and preferences.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive one, then choose to decline it.

How do we use cookies?

The first time you visit this website via a particular device (e.g. your laptop or mobile), we will provide a clear on-screen notification about our cookies and give you the choice if you accept them, decline them or find out more. If you accept we will place the relevant cookies on your device. The next time you visit the website, your device will check to find the relevant cookies and, if your device has them, it sends the cookie information back to the website.

Cookies are really useful because they allow our website to ‘recognize’ you via your device and recall your settings and preferences from previous visits. This helps us in a number of ways, explained below.

We also use web beacons or tracking pixels. These are clear electronic images that trigger when you view a particular page on our website. We use them to help us understand the effectiveness of our email communications to highlight content on our website.

Your right to manage cookies

Most modern browsers allow you to manage the cookies saved on your device. For example, you may wish to accept all cookies or reject cookies. If you wish you can check the cookie controls in your browser.

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes: