Cookie Policy

About this Cookie policy

This Cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy policy.

This Policy also tells you what your rights are in relation to the personal data you give to us.

What are cookies?

Cookies are pieces of data that websites place on visitors’ computers to store a range of information, usually specific to that visitor – or rather the device they are using to view the website.

Cookies are incredibly useful, since they allow modern websites to work the way people have come to expect – with increasing levels of personalization and rich interactive functionality. Almost all websites use cookies in one way or another, and every page you visit in those websites writes cookies to your computer and receives them back from it.

Cookies work to make your experience browsing our website as smooth as possible as they remember your preferences so you don’t have to insert your details again and again. For instance, cookies allow you to login on one page, then move around to the other pages and stay logged in or to set preferences for the display of a page, and for these to be remembered the next time you return to it.

There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website while others come from third parties which place cookies on our website.

Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience by:

  1. Recognizing when you log in and any preferred settings
  2. Giving you a browsing experience that is unique to you and to serve you content which we believe improves your site experience
  3. Analyzing how you use our site which helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance

What type of cookies do we use?

We have 4 varieties of cookies which operate on our website. Here are main categories of cookies on our site, what they do and how you can alter your settings to stop cookies:

1. The essentials

Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. Without these cookies, some parts of our website just won’t work as they should.

2. The customizers

These cookies (also called functional cookies) allow our website to remember your preferences, helping you to customize your experience on our website. That way we can remember you when you return to our site.

Currently we do not use this type of cookies.

3. The statistics

These cookies tell us about how you use the website and they help us to make it better and to improve user experience. For example, these cookies count the number of visitors to our website and see how visitors move around when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.

4. The marketers

These cookies (also called advertising cookies) are used to deliver advertised content which is relevant to you and they can be used to track the effectiveness of our ad campaigns on third party websites. These cookies are placed on our website by our third party service providers and they may remember your web browsing activity and may be used to understand information about you, such as demographics, age, etc. Only anonymized information is captured and used this way with the only purpose to provide you with content which is more relevant to you.

How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?

Within your browser, you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.

If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.

Changes to the Cookie policy

We may update this policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but please regularly check this policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.