1. What are Cookies?
Our cookies may be:
- Temp cookies: these are a type of cookie designed to collect and store information while the user is accessing a website. These cookies are not stored on the user’s computer when the session expires or the browser is closed.
- Persist cookies: these are a type of cookie in which the data continue to be stored on the user’s computer and can be accessed and processed when the user leaves the website and when he/she returns to it. The user can delete these cookies at any time.
We use the following different types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies, which are needed for our websites, applications, or services to function properly, for example, these cookies allow you to access secure areas of our website or to remember what you have put into your shopping basket.
Performance cookies and analytics technologies
These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites, applications and services, for instance which functionality visitors use most often, and if they get error messages from areas of the websites, applications or services. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.
IP Address and traffic data
We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours and the website you visit after leaving our site. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.
For more information on the new legislation regarding cookies, see the Information Commissioners Office’s website – ico.org.uk.
2. Cookies created by Third-Party Service Providers
During your visit to our website you may be served one or more third-party cookies (e.g. Linkedin, Google maps, YouTube etc.). By using our website you are consenting to the use of third-party cookies in accordance with this notice.
Third-party cookies are cookies created by a third-party service provider used on our website. These cookies are specific to the third-party’s domain and accordingly the data held in them can only be viewed and managed by the third-party and not by us. We do not control how they use their cookies. Third-party service providers in use on our website are carefully selected as service providers that have a proven online reputation, and that are likely to adhere to current privacy laws and act in accordance with the terms and conditions contained within their privacy policies.
3. How to disable cookies?
You may be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish, however if you disable cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website, applications or services.