Our use of cookies

The kind of cookies we're talking about here really aren't as tasty as they sound. They actually let websites store information on your computer for a variety of purposes.

For example, when you login to a website and tick the ‘Remember me' button, a cookie is used to temporarily store your login details for the next time you visit that website. When you visit a shopping website and add something to your basket, a cookie is used to save your items there until you're ready to buy.

Cookies are also used for other purposes, such as to help companies see how many people visit their website and how they got there.

We use cookies (see the list below for the different types we use) to help us improve your experience as you use our website. We gather this general information by using a number of cookies. When a cookie is used, it will be downloaded and stored on your device. Cookie contain general information, and won’t be used to identify you personally.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or use e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies - They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by making sure users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies - These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies - These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Google Analytics Cookie name: ,_ga, _gat, _gid, utma, utmc, utmz, utmt, utmb, _dc_gtm We use Google Analytics to help us understand how people find and use our website. For more information about the data Google Analytics’ cookies contain click here

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire in accordance with their specific provider terms.