When you access the Site for the first time, you will be asked to agree to our use of certain types of cookies (such as performance, marketing and tracking cookies) listed in the table below in the manner described in this policy. This is to ensure compliance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. If you previously accessed the Site and did not agree for cookies to be set or you deleted cookies previously, you will be asked to agree to cookies being placed on your computer again.
There are certain types of cookies which are essential and which we do not require your agreement to store in accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which are called Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of information that a website sends to your browser when you visit a website. The cookie is then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises it. Cookies enhance the user experience; for example some cookies allow the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
This means we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit to the Site:
Our Privacy Notices sets out full details of the other information we may collect, store and retain about you and explains the purposes for which we shall use your personal information. Please see the relevant privacy notice for more details including our retention policies.
All cookies are either session cookies or persistent cookies.
Session cookies last for the length of your visit to a website. They delete themselves when you close your browser.
Session cookies can help with security. For instance, they can keep you signed in as you move around a website.
Persistent cookies stay on your device when you close your browser. They are used for many jobs. For instance, they can remember your username for websites where you sign in. They can also store your choices for when you go back to a website.
Users of our Site can set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at all. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on this Site (or, indeed, on any other website) you can do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser will tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this Site, and certain parts of the Site may not be accessible.
In general cookies will have set deletion periods which are usually no more than 12 months but below we provide guidance of how to manage and delete cookies. If you wish to see our cookie deletion periods you can access this information using the manage consents button and looking at each type of cookies we use.
|Cookie Categories||Purpose||Strictly Necessary|
|Functional Cookies||These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.||No|
|Performance Cookies||These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.||No|
|Targeting Cookies||These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you may experience less targeted advertising.||No|
If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using this Site, please contact our Data Protection team mentioning “Data Protection Queries”:
You can contact our Data Protection Officer directly by emailing: [email protected]
This document was last updated April 2022.