A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (if you allow) in order to help us identify your device – like your PC or mobile phone – whenever you visit our site.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive, and depending on the type of cookie, may be removed from your computer once your session has ended, or will be persistent and remain for a period of time.
We use the following types of cookies:
Analytical/performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies – These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Flash cookies – Flash cookies (similar to HTTP cookies), are pieces of data that our website may store on your computer in order to enable to use of certain flash players (such as Adobe).
These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for our strictly necessary cookies (which are ‘Session Cookies’ and so will only last until you close your browser) all cookies will expire after two years (when a cookie expires, it is left on your hard drive unless you manually remove the cookie via your browser settings or employ a third-party software to manage cookies).
For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.