Cookies - what they are?
Cookies are small files that are stored by your web browser as you use the web.
They are designed to hold a tiny amount of data to allow websites to do things like remember your settings, whether you are logged in or not or whether you have visited the site before.
To use our website, you must accept that we will place and access cookies on your device/computer.
By using our website you agree that we can place and access cookies on your device/computer.
Webpages have no memories. A user going from page to page will be treated by the website as a completely new visitor. Session cookies enable the website you are visiting to keep track of your movement from page to page so you don't get asked for the same information you've already given to the site. Cookies allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit.
Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page. The most common example of this functionality is the shopping cart feature of any e-commerce site. When you visit one page of a catalog and select some items, the session cookie remembers your selection so your shopping cart will have the items you selected when you are ready to check out. Without session cookies, if you click CHECKOUT, the new page does not recognize your past activities on prior pages and your shopping cart will always be empty.
You can adjust your session cookies through the settings feature of your browser.
Web Analytics Cookies
In common with most websites we use a system to measure the amount of traffic to our site.
Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in.
This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website and/or services.
This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for, by providing anonymised demographic data to third parties in order to target advertising more appropriately to you, and by tracking the success of advertising campaigns on our website.
Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies.
Third-party Advertising Cookies
These cookies may be are used to deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests.
They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
Some of our webpages may use Google ads - more information is available below.
Some of our webpages may use advertisments from OMG. More information is available below.
Turning off and deleting cookies
If you don’t want cookies placed on your computer, you can change your browser settings to either reject all cookies; to only allow “trusted sites” or only accept cookies from the site(s) you are currently on.
You can disable cookies on your computer by changing the preferences or options menus in your browser. Instructions for disallowing cookies can usually be found in the browser's 'Help' menu. However, some parts of our website will not operate correctly if you disable cookies.
All major browsers allow you to manage the cookies that they accept and store.
To find out how to use these options please follow the appropriate link for you browser:
For more detailed information about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org which provides guidance on how to control cookies. You will also find links to the cookie policies of our technology partners where, if possible, you can control cookies they place more easily.