What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
What do Cookies do?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and they generally improve the user experience. They can also ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. These are known as “session cookies”. Others remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache. These are known as “persistent cookies” and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
Cookies may be required to allow you to access and participate in certain areas of our site. The cookies we store on your computer do not contain any personally identifiable information.
There are different types of cookies used for different purposes. The cookies our site uses are listed below under the cookie categories recommended by the International Chamber of Commerce.
1. STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or to fulfil an action requested by you when you are logged on. Without these cookies we are unable to provide some products or services that you might request. Other strictly necessary cookies keep our website secure. Even if you say no to cookies on this website, we will continue to use these essential cookies.
2. PERFORMANCE OR ANALYTICAL COOKIES
These cookies allow us to improve our website by recognising and counting the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around our site while they are using it. These analytics will help us improve the way our website works, for example by letting us know how we need to adapt our site to ensure users can easily find what they are looking for.
If you disable these cookies you will still be able to use most of our online services, but some might not work as you expect if you do not allow us to store and access cookies on your device.
3. MANAGING AND BLOCKING COOKIES
If you want to remove, control or disable any cookies already set, you can do so from your browser. You can find out how to do this by going to the help menu in your browser or by visiting https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ or www.aboutcookies.org.uk or by searching the internet for other independent information on cookies. You can also block cookies from your browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.