What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which your computer, tablet or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When you return to websites - or visit websites that use the same cookies - they recognise these cookies and therefore your device.
The details below relate to the types of cookies used on this website including its secure area.
TThe type of cookie used on this website can be put into 1 of 4 categories, based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide to cookie categories: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality and Profile and Targeting.
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, services you've asked for (such as access to secure areas) can't be provided. These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
This category cannot be disabled.
Examples of the Strictly Necessary Cookies we use
2. Performance Cookies?
These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get any error messages from certain pages. These cookies don't gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies, we can't learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience.
Examples of the Performance Cookies we use
3. Functionality and Profile Cookies
These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you're in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you. For instance, they can be used to remember log-in details, changes you've made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you've asked for such as watching a video. These cookies may be used to ensure that all our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you've previously made or personalise your browsing experience.
Examples of the Functionality and Profile Cookies we use
SETTING YOUR COOKIE PREFERENCES?
You can control how cookies are placed on your device either via your cookie settings on this website or from within your own browser.
WHAT HAPPENS TO COOKIES TAHT HAVE BEEN DOWNLOADED IN THE PAST?
Once you've disabled a cookie category, we'll stop using the associated cookies to gather any further information but we may still use information collected previously. You can delete existing cookies from your browser.
Information about cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
Internet Advertising Bureau: Guide to online advertising and privacy
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom: ICC UK cookie guide