What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, that help us distinguish you from other website users.
Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website and remember your preferences to give you a better experience while browsing our site. They also allow us with the information we need to keep improving our website.
What cookies do we use?
- 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 make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors 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 ensuring that 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.
How do I manage my cookies?
If you don’t want us to collect any cookies or to control which cookies are collected, you can choose to turn them off within your chosen browser. However, blocking cookies, particularly essential ones, could mean you won’t be able to access all or parts of our website.
Get guidance on how to do that on the most popular browsers here:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
You can learn more about cookies on www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.