Cookies are a standard feature in browser software to enhance your experience on the site. These are small text files that your web browser places on your computer or mobile phone.
- Compile statistical data on the use of our website and its functioning.
- Make it easier for users to navigate through the Site.
- Allow you to share our web pages through social media platforms.
2. Our cookies help us:
- Make our Site work as you would expect.
- Remember your settings during and between visits.
- Improve the speed and security of the Site.
- Allow you to share pages on social networks like Facebook.
- Continuously improve our Site for you.
- Make our marketing more efficient by tailoring and measuring ads.
3. Categories of cookies used on this Site and purposes
Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a website. They help websites remember information about your visit, like your country, language and other settings. They can also help make your next visit easier.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, setting your preferred language and protecting the Site’s security (CSRF). If you wish to do so, you may be able to block some of these cookies on your device/browser, but restricting these cookies is likely to mean that our Site will not work as you would expect and certain functions may be inoperable.
We have enabled Google Analytics on our Site to allow us to review information about users of our Site, including identifiers such as age and, location. This information enables us to make decisions about what information to include on our Site and how to present it.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This enables us to remember your preferences such as your of choice of language.
Social media website cookies
So you can easily "like" or share our content, we have included sharing buttons on our Site for certain social media sites such as Facebook and X/Twitter. These cookies are set by the third party social media sites to which they relate, including:
- Facebook, for the social share buttons.
- X/Twitter, for social sharing.
- YouTube, for embedding videos.
The privacy implications vary from social media site to social media site and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these sites. Please refer to the relevant social media site's privacy and cookies policy for more information.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
4. Cookies preferences
When you first visit our Site you will see a banner asking you to either accept or manage cookies.
You have the option not to accept analytics and/or third party cookies. If you don’t accept cookies, you won’t receive the benefits that cookies provide to users of our Site.
You will not be able to change the setting of any cookies which are strictly necessary as they are essential to the stable and correct functioning of the Site. These include cookies for site administrators, and for showing you content in the correct language. You can choose to block these via your browser settings, but this may negatively impact your use of our Site.
5. Disabling cookies
Most browsers have cookies enabled by default. If you don't want to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse our Site.
If you wish to disable all cookies, you can usually opt-out by setting your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.
To disable specific cookies, you can opt-out using the opt-out mechanisms and links provided above. You can also delete cookies that have already been set through your browser settings.
Please note that if you choose to disable some categories of cookies that we use, you may experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using our Site altogether.
To learn more on how to disable cookies on your browser, please consult your browser "help" section or go to www.aboutcookies.org.
This policy was last reviewed and updated: February 2024