LAST UPDATED: 04 April 2023
What are cookies and why do we use them?
Cookies allow us to recognise a user’s device and enhance their user experience while also providing us with some analytics information. They are a small file containing a string of characters that are sent to your computer when you visit a website and provide a convenient, time-saving feature that allows the site to recognise your browser when you revisit the site.
What cookies do we use?
Cookies are used for several reasons from strictly necessary cookies which are required technically to enable the sites to work properly, through to those which track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience, or gather analytical information.
We use essential cookies to make our sites functional. These cookies cannot be switched off without affecting the use of the sites. Essential cookies are usually set in response to specific actions you take, such as page navigation, retaining search results or accessing secure areas. Essential cookies are typically ‘session cookies’ which only retain data for the duration of your visit to the site. The websites cannot function properly without these cookies.
Performance and functionality cookies
These cookies are used to customise and enhance the user’s experience but are non-essential to the use of our websites. Note, without these cookies, certain functionality may not be available.
These are anonymous cookies that help us understand how you interact with our websites. They feed into reports on activities and trends. The data is aggregated and anonymous.
These are used to track across various websites (including third-party sites). This helps us display ads that are relevant and engaging for you and helps with marketing endeavours.
These are trackers and other cookie types that we have yet to classify.