What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you visit a website. The cookie will help us to recognise your device the next time you visit our website. We use both session cookies (which expire and are deleted once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them).
What type of cookies do we use?
Cookies come in many forms. The main types of cookies (not just those we use on our website) are described below.
- Essential cookies – help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
- Performance cookies – help us (website owners) to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously
- Marketing cookies – are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
- Functional cookies – allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced more personal features (e.g. your username, language, etc.)
Do cookies affect my privacy?
We deeply care about the privacy of our customers and visitors of our website. We proceed in compliance with the latest requirements set out by the relevant laws at all times. Using cookies does not necessarily mean you must disclose your personal data to us. If, however, you share your personal data with us, your personal data may be linked to the information stored in cookies. It goes without saying that we protect your personal data by using the best technology and disclose it to third parties only within the strictly necessary limits. In some instances, we might be bound to disclose your personal data by law.
Can I prevent the cookies from being stored in my device?
If you want to delete any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. If you want to stop cookies being stored on your computer in future, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.