End User Cookie Policy

END USER COOKIE POLICY

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve our sites.  By continuing to browse our sites, you agree to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree.  Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive and helps analyse web traffic or lets us know when you visit a particular site.  Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies.  These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites.  They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites.
  • Analytical/performance cookies.  These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our websites and see how visitors use our websites.  This information helps us to improve the way our websites work.
  • Functionality cookies.  These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our websites.  This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies.  These cookies record your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.  We will use this information to make our websites and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.  We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control.  These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

If you do not want us to use cookies as we have outlined above, or if you change your mind after having consented to our use of cookies, you may delete and block cookies on our sites via your browser.  If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) parts of our websites may not work.