Cookie Policy

What’s a cookie?

A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored onyour computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around awebsite so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored optionsbased on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be usedto analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this canusually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at anytime by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse thesetting of all or some cookies. By not blocking cookies and continuing tobrowse you are authorising the use of cookies. If you use your browser settingsto block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able toaccess all or parts of our site.How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understandhow you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using ourwebsite. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as productsand / or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:
– Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your websession and are automatically deleted when you close your browser
– they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a websitewithout having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal datafrom your computer; or
– Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computerand it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read bythe website that created it when you visit that website again. We usepersistent cookies for Google Analytics.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
– Strictly necessary cookies:These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, suchas when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off.Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot beprovided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be usedfor marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
– Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve theperformance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits,identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
– Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choicesyou make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provideyou with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also beused to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video orcommenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usuallyanonymised.