Last updated: December 2022
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
In the context of computers, cookies are small files that contain information about the user’s browsing activity.
When visiting a website, the website sends a cookie to the device you’re using to access the website. Your device will automatically store the cookie in a file that is located within your web browser. When revisiting a site, the website will personalise its content based on your preferences.
Types of Cookies
First-party Cookies are set by a site that is visited by the user at a given time.
Third-party Cookies are set by a domain other than that of the site being visited by the user. If a user visits a site and another entity sets a cookie through that site, this would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent Cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the site that created that particular cookie.
Session Cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session Cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session Cookies are deleted.
HOW ARE COOKIES USED?
When you use and access our website, we place a number of cookie files in your web browser.
The Cookies identified below may be stored in your browser.
We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of accounts.
Essential Cookies are necessary for the operation of our website. These Cookies are essential in helping you to navigate the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of our website or using the online shopping function.
We may use Essential Cookies for the following functions:
Performance Cookies help us to improve the way our website works. We use these Cookies to analyse how visitors use the website and monitor site performance. They offer information about how people use each page, which ones are most commonly viewed, and whether errors have occurred. This allows us to provide an experience of high-quality and identify issues that may arise.
We may use Performance Necessary Cookies to:
We use Functionality Cookies to allow us to remember your preferences.
We use Functionality Cookies to:
Google Analytics Cookies
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept Cookies. If you do not want our Website to store Cookies on your computer or device, you can change or adjust your browser or device settings to block Cookies or to alert you when Cookies are being sent to your device.
Please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website and your user experience may be influenced.
If you use different devices to view and access our website, you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to your Cookie preferences.
You can use your browser’s help function or click on the relevant link below to view the steps to disable cookies per browser.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT COOKIES?