What are cookies?

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that and your help screen or manual will tell you how to do this.  However, you will not be able to take full advantage of our website if you do so.  Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.  Although they do identify a user’s computer, cookies do not personally identify users and passwords and credit card information are not stored in cookies.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies. These cookies are necessary in order to provide a working website. This is strictly anonymous
  • Functional cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalise our content for you (for example, your choice of language).
  • Analytical cookies. These cookies make it possible to analyse the use of the website. With these cookies the number of visits, the number of pages visited, the activity of the users on the website and their return frequency can be measured. They provide us with information about the performance of the website.

How do you disable cookies?

The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. You can change your browser settings so that you do not receive any cookies. Use the links below to help you change your browser settings:

Changes to cookie policy

Should we make changes to its cookie policy, you will be asked to give permission again, even though you may already have given permission.