Last updated 14 June 2023
To provide the best user experience and to make full use of the personalised features on our website, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.
Cookies are not harmful and do not store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details. You can manage the cookies we use in your browser settings.
Types of Cookie
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are generally used to store a unique identifier to manage and identify you as unique to other users currently viewing the website, in order to provide you with a consistent and accurate service.
We use these to remember previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session, managing logins and other security features, and to route visitors to specific versions of a site and to remember items put into an online shopping basket.
These cookies will typically be the result of something you do but might also be implemented in the delivery of a service not explicitly requested but offered to you. They can also be used to prevent you being offered a service again that had previously been offered to you and rejected.
We use these to remember settings such as layout, font, preferences, colours; to remember a choice such as not to be asked again to complete a questionnaire or consent to cookies; to provide information to allow an optional service such as a live chat session or to fulfil a request from you to submit a comment.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies contain a unique key that is able to distinguish individual users’ browsing habits or store a code that can be translated into a set of browsing habits or preferences using information stored elsewhere. Cookies may also be used to limit the number of times a user sees a particular ad on a website and to measure the effectiveness of a particular campaign.
We use these in a number of ways, including online through managed social media presences, and on other unaffiliated sites. To understand how our advertising campaigns are performing, we may collect certain information via our Sites through our advertising service providers. We or our suppliers use several common online tracking tools to collect this information, such as browser cookies, web beacons and other, similar technologies. The information we collect includes the IP addresses, the number of page visits, pages viewed via our sites, search engine referrals, browsing activities over time and across other websites following your visit to one of our sites or applications, and responses to advertisements and promotions on the websites and applications where we advertise.
We also use certain information to:
- Present tailored ads, including banner ads and splash ads that appear as you login or off of your online accounts via our website
- Identify new visitors to our website Recognise returning visitors Advertise on other websites and mobile apps not affiliated with us Analyse the effectiveness of our advertisements and email campaigns Better understand our audience, customers, or other site visitors, and determine whether you might be interested in new products or services.
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