When you visit our web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information below.
If you do not accept the use of these cookies please disable them following the instructions in this Cookie Notice, for instance by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile/tablet device.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or other Web-accessing devices by our websites. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, and to enhance our website and your experience when you browse our website. We also collect information about your use of the Site through cookies and similar technology. Cookies allow us to recognize you and maintain your preferences when you return to our Site. Cookie technology collects “clickstream” data, which does not include personally identifying information, but which reflects your activities on the Site and helps us to customize our Site experience and anticipate what may be of interest to our users, by monitoring traffic in popular areas and modifying the services and information to meet customer demands.
The types of cookies we use
The types of cookies used on this website can be classified into one of four categories, namely Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality and Advertising and Targeting Cookies. With regard to duration, we may use two different types of cookies on our sites: a) Session Cookies: these cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our sites or b) Permanent cookies: these cookies remain on your device much longer or until you delete them (the duration of time that cookies will remain on your device will depend on the duration or lifetime of a particular cookie and your browser settings).
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
2. Performance Cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, length of time spent on the site, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
3. Functionality cookies. These cookies allow our sites to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, preferences, or region) to provide a more personalized online experience. These cookies collect information that may be anonymous but may also include personal information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept these cookies, the site’s performance and functionality may be affected, and access to content on the site may be restricted.
4. Advertising and Targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you, but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement, and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission, but can be also placed by the operator. These cookies can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organizations, including other advertisers. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
You may also control and delete these cookies through your browser settings.
How to control cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how or you can click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org (link is external), which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.