Updated: 24th May 2018
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
What sort of cookies does this website us?
There are generally two categories of cookies used on our Sites:
Functional: These cookies are required for basic site functionality and are therefore always enabled. These include cookies that allow you to be remembered as you explore our Sites within a single session or, if enabled, from session to session.
Performance: These cookies allow us to improve our Sites’ functionality by tracking usage. In some cases these cookies improve the speed with which we can process your request, allow us to remember site preferences you have selected. De-selecting these cookies may result in poorly-tailored recommendations and slow site performance.
On our website we use social sharing buttons to allow you to share our content on social networking sites through ‘Facebook’ ‘Twitter’ ‘LinkedIn’ ‘Instagram’ and ‘YouTube’. In order for this sharing to function we rely on external scripts. You should be aware that there is the potential for these sites to collect information about your internet browsing habits, even if you don’t click on any of the buttons gathered on our website. Please be aware that the data transmitted by these buttons lies outside the scope of our control. To find out the purpose and scope of the collection, processing and use of your data, as well as the way to oppose to the use of this data, please visit the privacy policies of the social network provider.
For a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of every third-party accessing your web browser, we recommend installing a web browser plugin built for this purpose. You can also choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings on each browser and device that you use. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to many features that make our Sites more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
Can a website user block cookies?
As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.
However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions here http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.