What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit certain web pages. They provide us with valuable information and feedback, such as how and when pages on the website are visited, and what our users’ technology preferences are.
The cookies that we use on our website can be categorised into the following groups:
- Strictly necessary cookies: these are essential in order to enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, certain services you may have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the Internet.
- Performance cookies: these collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
- Functionality cookies: these allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested, such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect may not always be anonymous, but these cookies are not able to track your browsing activity on other websites.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies from us and third parties (such as Google Analytics, Hotjar and Flashtalking) on your device.
Amending cookie preferences
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