WHAT ARE COOKIES ?
A cookie is a small text file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work and to function more effectively. Without some of these cookies, the website simply would not work. Other cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit the site or helping our team to understand which parts of the site you find most interesting and useful.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personally identifiable information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
A cookie will typically contain a record of the website which issued it, its own name, and a value which is often a randomly generated unique number. A cookie will have a ‘lifetime’, which tells your browser when to delete it.
Different cookies are used for different purposes. The most common ones are as follows:
Functional cookies help perform certain features such as sharing website content on social media platforms, collecting feedback and other third-party features.
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze key performance indicators of the website, which helps provide a better user experience for visitors.
Advertising cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide personalized ads.
Analytics cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies provide information on metrics such as number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Necessary cookies are absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of the website. These cookies provide the basic functionality and security features of the website, anonymously and are not subject to prior consent. You can technically block them using your browser settings as shown in the “your choice” section below, but your experience on the website may be degraded
The table below provides an overview of the cookies used on our website, including details of who sets a cookie, its purpose, its expiration date and, if applicable, how you can obtain further information.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies and even review your acceptance of cookies at any time by clicking below.
« Manage your consent (opens the cookie settings popup). »
How can I control my cookie preferences?
You can manage your cookie preferences by clicking on the “Settings” button and enabling or disabling the cookie categories on the popup according to your preferences.
In addition, different browsers offer different methods for blocking and deleting cookies used by websites. You can change your browser settings to block/delete cookies:
- Internet Explorer
In Internet Explorer, click on the Tools button, then click on Internet Options. Click on the General tab and under Browsing History, click on Settings. Then click on the View Files button.
Click on the Name column header to sort the files alphabetically. Scroll down the list until you find file names that begin with “Cookie” (all cookies begin with this prefix, and their file names also usually contain the name of the website that sent the cookie).
Choose the cookies that contain the Company’s name and delete them.
Close the file list window and double-click OK to return to Internet Explorer.
For more information on cookie settings in Internet Explorer, click here.
In Safari, go to the Safari menu and select Preferences. Click on Security. Click on Show Cookies. Select the cookies that contain the Company’s name and click Delete or Delete All. Once you have deleted the cookies, click Done.
For more information about cookie settings in Safari, click here.
Go to the Chrome menu located in the toolbar. Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. Go to Privacy. Click the Mount Cookies button. Select the cookies containing the Company’s name and delete them. Click Close to return to the browser.
For more information about cookie settings in Chrome, click here.
Go to the Tools tab in Firefox and select the Options menu. In the window that opens, select Privacy and click on Show Cookies. Select the cookies containing the Company’s name and delete them.
For more information on cookie settings in Firefox, click here.
Please note that cookies are essential to the efficient operation of some of the services we offer online. If you disable cookies, many important features and services will cease to be available and our websites may not function properly on your browser.
Browser – software used to locate and display web pages.
Cookies – files stored on a user’s hardware designed to identify users and collect information about them.
IP Address – The Internet Protocol address is an identifier assigned to a computer that uses the Internet. IP addresses can be static (a particular computer always has the same address) or dynamic (the address is different each time the computer connects to the Internet).