Please note, however, that Cookies cannot retrieve any personal data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.
You can decide to disable your cookies but please be aware that certain cookies are absolutely necessary to let you do everything you want to on our websites. Disabling some other cookies will however have little impact on your experience but there may be some limitations – for example, you won’t be able to share content. It may also affect your experience on other websites. Below are details of some of the types of cookies we use:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary for the site to work correctly and enable certain features. These cookies cannot be disabled but they do not contain any personal or intrusive information.
These cookies 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 also let us monitor how visitors move around the website and how they found it, but they don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. This is used to see total figures of visits and content views. These cookies are anonymous and do not contain any personally identifiable information and are only used to improve how a website works.
One of the analytics tools that our website uses is Google Analytics, to learn more about Google Analytics, you can visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
You can opt out of these if you want: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
These are used by our advertising partners (e.g. Facebook) to collect information about how you use our website and show you associated adverts on other sites. The information that’s been used to build that profile may also be used to find other people with similar interests to yours so that our adverts can be shown to them too.
First and Third Party Service Cookies
Whether a Cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the Cookie.
First Party Cookies, in basic terms, are Cookies set by the website you have visited – the website displayed in the URL window.
Third Party Cookies are Cookies that are set by a domain other than the one you are visiting. If you visit a website and a separate company sets a Cookie through that website then this would be a Third party Cookie.
Social sharing and video services run by other companies are used on this website. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.
You can find out more about these cookies from the following list:
Facebook’s data policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other
How you can control or delete the Cookies used on our websites?
Browsers are usually automatically set to accept Cookies. By navigating around our website we will automatically assume that you are happy with Cookies being set by us to improve your online experience.
If you would prefer not to allow Cookies, you can adjust the settings on your internet browser to alert you each time a Cookie is presented to your computer, or you can delete any Cookies that have been stored on your hard drive.
Please note that if you prevent us from placing Cookies on your computer during your visit (including Strictly Necessary Cookies), or you subsequently delete a Cookie that has been placed, this may affect the functionality of our website and it will not be possible for you to use our website effectively. This will apply to all websites, as well as our own, once cookies are disabled via your browser settings.
Instructions on how to adjust your internet settings for Cookies for the four most used web browsers are here.
Guide to Disabling Cookies using Web Browsers
Internet Explorer 7.0+
Google Chrome 8.0+
For other web browsers, please use the “Help function” on your browser for details on how to do this.
For information on how to restrict or block Cookies on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Alternatively, please visit www.aboutcookies.org which will give you useful information on how to restrict cookies and delete cookies.