By continuing to use our website and related services, you indicate your agreement for us to use the cookies described below.
What Are Cookies
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your browsing device, e.g. a computer or smartphone, when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognised by the website that downloaded them, or by other websites that use the same cookies. This helps a website know if the browsing device has visited that or other websites before.
Cookies can be used to collect information relating to your use of a website or your device, let you navigate between pages effectively, help to remember your preferences and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure advertising you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies can be session or persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary and only stay on your browser until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your device until they expire or are deleted.
The cookies used on our website may be first party cookies (i.e. set by us) or third party cookies (i.e. cookies set on our website by a person other than us). The third party companies that place cookies on our website will have their own privacy policies.
What Types Of Cookies Do We Use
The types of cookies used by us, and most websites, can generally be categorised as follows.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for the full functionality of our website and related services. They enable you to navigate around our website and services and use their features e.g. accessing secure areas and enabling services that you have asked to receive. If you opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to access all the functions of our website and some services that you have asked to receive.
These cookies do not track where else you have been on the internet and do not remember your preferences beyond your current visit. These cookies are generally first party session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session. These cookies do not collect information that could be used for marketing purposes.
Targeting cookies are used to present advertising that is relevant to you and your interests. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits e.g. the pages you have visited and the links you have followed across the internet. They may also be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. These cookies will usually be persistent but time-limited and may be placed on our website by third party service providers or advertising partners with our permission.
We use targeting cookies for retargeting. This is a form of interest-based advertising that enables our advertising partners to build a profile of your interests and show you advertising based on your browsing activity across the internet, including to allow us to advertise to people who previously visited our website.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitors to our website. Google Analytics collects information related to your device, browser, IP address, network location, and website activities to measure and report statistics about your interactions on our website. We use this information to help us manage the performance and design of our website and to improve our website.
We use Google Analytics Advertising Features, including Remarketing with Analytics, Demographic and Interests reporting in Analytics and Campaign Manager integration (formerly known as DoubleClick). We also use Google Ads.
How to Control or Opt Out of Cookies and Targeted Advertising
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. However, if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website and attempt use our services, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website or services, and some functionalities may not work.
You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk.
To learn more about how to control cookie settings through your browser:
- click here to learn more about the Private Browsing setting and managing cookie settings in Firefox
- click hereto learn more about Incognito and managing cookie settings in Chrome
- click here to learn more about InPrivate and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- click here to learn more about Private Browsing and managing cookie settings in Safari.
You may opt out of targeted advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/. You can learn more about interest-based advertising and opt out of interest-based advertising from participating online advertising companies at the following links.
- Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) – http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
- Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) – http://optout.aboutads.info/
- Digital Advertising Alliance EU (EDAA) – http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
- DAA AppChoices page – http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices
Please note that opting out of interest-based advertising does not mean you will no longer be served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.
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