1.2. A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone ("Device(s)”). They can improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs.
2. Types of cookies
2.1. The tables in section 3 below explain what cookies we use on our Website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie i.e. "functionality" or "performance" cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a "persistent" or "session" cookie.
2.2. When you first use our Website, all our cookies will be turned on and you will have seen our alert about this. If you continue to use the Website, we presume that you are happy for all cookies to operate.
2.3. Persistent cookies remain on your Device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the Website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a "persistent cookie" is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.
2.4. Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
3. What cookies do we use?
3.1. Strictly Necessary
These cookies are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website, make use of e-billing services or to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe). We would not be able to operate our Website without using the "strictly necessary" cookies listed below :
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor; all information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our services and our Website. These cookies help us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
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.
These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences and improve your visit. These cookies are also used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. Information collected by "functionality" cookies may or may not be anonymised, but they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The "functionality" cookies on our Website only collect anonymous information.
4. Blocking cookies
4.2. Please be aware that 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 Website.