What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is copied by a web server onto your computer when you visit a website. The information stored in a cookie can be read by the web server and is used to allow a website to recognise your computer when you come back to visit our website again, or browse from page to page of a website.
Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match users’ preferred interests more effectively or avoid the need for users to re-enter data when they revisit a website. This can help you by speeding up your login time, or customise the layout of pages according to your needs and preferences. Cookies are used by millions of the most popular websites on the internet and do not harm your computer.
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Compile statistical data on the use of the website.
Make it easier and faster to navigate through the website.
Make sure our website is working properly.
Personalise and improve the service we offer to our customers.
We also use cookie technology to ensure that, where you have registered for on our platform, we maintain your confidentiality and security as you view any password-protected areas of our sites.
We will not pass on any cookie-derived information to third parties other than as set out in this Cookies Statement.
From time to time we may use Google Remarketing cookies to understand your preferences and improve the quality and relevance of advertisements you see on third party websites. Your identity is protected and we don’t combine your browsing information with any personal information you have given us.
What kind of cookies do we use on the website?
We use two types of cookies on the website:
Session cookies – temporary cookies which remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the website, read more here.
Persistent cookies – which remain in the cookie file of your browser for a longer period of time (the duration of this period will depend on the "lifetime" of the specific cookie). Read more on persistent cookies here.
Google Analytics – this tells us how people use our website, and you can find more information on Google’s handling of private data here.
You can opt-out of third-party publishers’ use of tailored advertising by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page here.