Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on your browser when you visit them. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your visit and collect information about how you use that website.
The cookies we use are either strictly necessary or optional.
Strictly necessary cookies ensure that our website is able to function properly. We don’t have to ask for your consent to store these cookies on your browser.
To validate that the interaction with our site is being performed by a human rather than an automated system or ‘bot’ for security purposes.
We understand that not everyone likes data to be collected about them when it’s not strictly necessary, and so we’ll ask you to set your preferences when you first visit our website. To make it easier to choose which optional cookies to accept, we’ve organised these cookies by category. These are set out below. Where relevant, we’ve also explained which of our trusted partners helps us make use of these optional cookies.
You can choose which categories you’d be happy for us to use in your cookie settings and make changes at any time by selecting ‘Manage cookie settings’.
Your preferences are stored in cookies stored on your browser. If you switch off a category of cookies that you’ve previously accepted, then for technical reasons those cookies will not be deleted.
To delete cookies from your browser, we recommend that you clear your browser data. If you do this, or change browser, we’ll ask for your preferences again when you next visit our website.
The length of time for which cookies are stored on your browser varies depending on the cookie. Some cookies only last for your online session, whereas others will stay on your browser for a reasonable time afterwards. Unless we’ve given a specific time in the list of cookies above, the cookies set via our website will usually last between 13 and 24 months from your most recent visit to our site.
Some of our partners in the list above also use the same cookies to collect information about the use of their own or other websites. In these cases, the cookie can remain on your device, usually for up to 24 months from your last visit to the site that accessed that cookie.
You can use your browser settings to delete cookies that have already been set at any time. You can also use your browser settings to manage cookies, for example, to switch off a cookie altogether. If you do this, it could mean that we can’t use strictly necessary cookies properly and so parts of our website may not work correctly. For more information about how to use your browser settings to clear your browser data or to manage cookies, check your browser ‘Help’ function.
To help us improve our emails we may monitor your interest in them. We may be able to tell when you’ve opened them, and how you’ve interacted with them. This includes information about how long you spend reading our emails and which links you click on. We may also collect technical information about your device and internet connection, and set cookies. We use this information to help us understand how effective our emails are, to improve our communications and send you more relevant information and marketing. We use trusted service providers to help us.
Your cookie preferences on this website don’t apply to emails. You can unsubscribe from marketing emails by selecting the link at the bottom of an email from us. You can also ask us to stop using your data for marketing purposes. For more details or to make that change, please contact us.
The information cookies collect, and how we use that information, may count as personal data. We may also be able to identify you by name, IP address or session ID. You have rights regarding how we collect, store and use your personal data.
You can learn more about how we use your personal data in our Privacy notice.