The law on cookies demands that you, as a website user, are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on our websites and consent to cookies being stored on your computer (laptop/mobile/tablet).
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 recognise 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 recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise 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.
- [DESCRIBE ANY OTHER TYPES OF COOKIES USED – DELETE IF NOT APPLICABLE]
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser 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 website.
How to configure your cookie preferences
Please remember that cookies on our website are there to improve your experience in using our website (without them, some resources you encounter on the site will be of less relevant and interest to you) and we do not collect any personal identifiable information from you.
However, below are ways in which you can control and manage the cookies on your device. Most modern web browsers will allow you to:
See what cookies you have got and delete them on an individual basis.
Block third party cookies.
Block cookies from particular sites.
Block all cookies from being set.
Delete all cookies when you close your browser..
Every web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox et cetera) lets you change your cookie preferences. The links below take you to the 'Help' sections for each of the major web browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage cookies.
|Browser Name||Cookie Settings|
|Internet Explorer||Click here|
|Google Chrome||Click here|
Further information can also be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/ or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ and so many other websites or online resources.