consenting to the use of these cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.
What are cookies then?
“Cookies” are small text files on the computer’s hard drive that are there to try and make websites
work better for you, and allow websites to remember previous actions or settings. They may contain
information about you or your computer. They are NOT viruses.
They are clever little things that allow you to navigate between pages quickly and efficiently by
remembering your preferences and thus saving your valuable time by meaning that you don’t have
to keep re-entering your details each time you visit.
improve the browsing experience and make alterations to content and layout. They can also help to
ensure that the adverts you see online are more relevant to you.
Cookies are split into parties….
“First-Party” (those that could be set by our website) and “Third-Party”* (those set by partners of
our website for example through a live chat function available on some of our sites). They are
classed as either ‘session cookies’ (only apply to that we browsing session) or ‘persistent cookies’
(stored on your web browser e.g. Google, Bing… between sessions and recognise you on your
You are able to, if you wish, disable cookies completely, or just you can opt to disable just some
types of cookies, or allow them all. This can be done in browser settings.
A list of all the cookies that may be used on any of our websites by category is set out below.
These cookies you need, as they enable services you have specifically asked for. They are essential to
enable you to move round this website and use its features such as accessing the secure areas of the
website. Without these cookies a website can’t provide you with certain things you might need (eg
shopping basket, if it has an online retail operation).
These gather anonymous information about how you use this website which will help us to improve
how the website works. Note that the cookies do not collect information that could identify you.
These are the cookies that remember choices you have personal made with the purpose of
improving your experience. Things category 3 cookies can gather include usernames, language or
which region you are in and provide enhanced and more personalised features. They can remember
changes you have made and may also provide services to you that you have asked for e.g. watching
a video or commenting on a blog.
Targeting cookies (advertising cookies)
These cookies are the ones that collect information about your browsing habits and work with the
advertising platforms out there in cyberspace in order to deliver advertising that is deemed to be
relevant to your interests. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the permission of
the website publisher.
Please note that cookies DO NOT allow us to gather any personal information about you. We do not
store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies. If you want to know more
about how we look after personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide through our
Also note that third party cookies are set by partners of our websites. We do not control the
dissemination of these cookies. For more information about this you would have to refer to the
relevant third party website.