Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile phone when you visit most websites. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Our cookies help us to:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember any settings you may have specified during and between visits
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Improve the performance and security of our site
- Continuously improve our website for your benefit
- Make our marketing more efficient so that we can continue to deliver our services at competitive rates
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Types of cookies used on this site
- Security: We use security software on this site that may set cookies in order to determine or remember whether you have permission to perform certain actions on this site. The vast majority of visitors to this site will not receive a cookie from this software.
Third party functionality
Advertising and remarketing
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither ourselves, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
You can learn more about online advertising at Your Online Choices.
After visiting a website you might sometimes see increased numbers of adverts from the site you just visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts.
This approach is made possible by cookies, meaning that we may place a “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these targeted adverts to deliver special offers or other incentives to encourage you to come back to our site. We are not able to uniquely identify you or proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised.
You can opt out of remarketing cookies at any time using the process outlined under ‘Disabling cookies’.
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. This is why most web browsers automatically accept cookies by default.
You can change your browser settings to refuse to set cookies if you prefer, and you can also delete any cookies already stored on your computer. However, disabling cookies may stop our website (and many others) from functioning properly.
If you only wish to opt-out of tracking and remarketing, whilst still allowing other cookies to be set, please read our section on Opting Out of Tracking and Remarketing. Opting out of advertising cookies does not mean you won’t see adverts at all but that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
To find out more about disabling cookies, use the Help menu in your web browser or take a look at the About Cookies website which offers further guidance.