Cookies

Our website may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

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 respect your right to privacy so you can choose not to allow [some types of] cookies. If you consent to use of cookies, you are free to change your mind at any time. You can click on the different category headings to find out more and change your preferences. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

If you wish to view a cookie's code, just open your cookie file in your browser and click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information

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 certain third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Name

Content

Purpose

Expiry

_atuvc

Randomly generated URL token

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget.

2 years

_atuvs

Randomly generated number

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget.

30 minutes

_ga

Randomly generated number

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics

2 years

_gat

Randomly generated number

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics

1 hour

_gid

Randomly generated number

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics

1 day

We use suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. Our website does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

For more information read our Privacy Policy.