Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are saved to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are secure, and they don’t contain any confidential information such as your home address, date of birth or credit card details. Cookies are not harmful, and all information stored within them is safe and anonymous.
We and our service providers may also collect data about your use of our website and services through the use of Internet server logs, cookies and/or tracking pixels. A web server log is a file where website activity is stored to distinguish you from other users of our website.
Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are tiny electronic tags with a unique identifier embedded in websites, online ads and/or email, and that are designed to provide usage information like ad impressions or clicks, measure popularity of our services and associated advertising, and to access user cookies.
We and our service providers 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 and remember information you have added into a form when you navigate to the next page.
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). We also use social media cookies to allow you to connect to your social networks and share content from our website.
Advertising and 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 same purpose. If you turn these cookies off, you will still see advertising banners on our website however they will be generic and not relevant to your interests.