What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text that are generated by a server when you visit a website. A cookie file is stored in the browser on your computer, tablet or mobile device and allows the website or a third-party to recognize you when you return to the website/app.
There are “persistent” or “session” cookies:
Persistent cookies are stored on the users’ device and not deleted when the browser is closed. These are the cookies that are used to save user preferences and details for future website visits. They sometimes come with an expiration date, at which point they will be erased.
Session (or non-persistent) cookies are only stored during a browsing session and deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to save user actions during a session, such as tracking items in a shopping basket. Session cookies are not saved on a device’s hard drive and do not store information about the user’s device.
Third-party cookies are those that are created not by the website you visit but other domains/servers that feature on it. For example, third-party cookies are commonly created by adverts that are displayed on the website you visit.
When you use and access our website, we may place a number of cookie files in your web browser.
to enable certain functions,
to provide analytics,
to store your preferences,
to enable advertisement delivery, including behavioral advertising.
We use both session and persistent cookies and we use different types of cookies to give you a better user experience. We may use essential cookies, which are required to access basic functions of the website, to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics, deliver advertisements, and for other purposes.
You can see full details of all the different cookies we use by clicking on the pop up that appears when you first visit our website.
What are your choices regarding cookies?
When you visit our website you will be asked to accept or decline the cookies on our site - by accepting you give permission to all of our and third-party cookies that we may use. You will also have the option of manually blocking or enabling each type of cookie and establishing your own privacy settings. Please note that this may affect your ability to view or access some features on our site.
You can delete cookies that are already stored on your browser/device by adjusting the privacy/cookie settings in your web browser. This will likely cause you to lose any saved preferences or log in details you had on our website.
Most browsers will also allow you to refuse or block all cookies - or just third-party cookies - when you visit a website. Be aware that if you do this, you might not be able to access all of the features of our website or some of our pages may not display properly.