What are cookies?
Cookies are small, text files that are downloaded on to your personal device when you access a website and stored by your browser. The cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie. They allow the website to recognize the user’s device and store some data about the user’s preferences or past actions.
Types of cookies used on this website
Different types of cookies are used for different purposes on our website. These are known as strictly necessary cookies, user selected cookies, analytical cookies (which are split between performance cookies and functionality cookies), or targeting cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies enable basic website functionality, and our website cannot function optimally without them. For example, they facilitate page navigation, access to secure areas, and search functions.
- Functional cookies allow websites to remember the user input information that would change the way it behaves or looks, such as the region the user is in or the language they select. This helps it function in accordance with the user’s preferences.
- Performance cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with their website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. This information allows website owners to develop a better performing website.
- Targeting cookies are used to track visitors across websites for marketing purposes. They allow the provider of the cookie to identify trends and patterns in a user’s web behaviour to inform their advertisements or products and make them more targeted.
For information on how we use any personal information which is collected by these cookies, please see our Privacy Notice.
We use trusted third parties to set multiple cookies on our site, including:
Our website is supported by WordPress, which sets necessary cookies that are required for the site to run, for example, by making sure the correct content is displayed to users depending on whether they are logged in.
Our content campaigns are supported by Unbounce, which sets cookies that monitor traffic patterns for A/B testing webpages, such as which webpage variant a visitor has seen, and calculate total visits and views per webpage variant. First-party cookies on Unbounce landing pages are anonymous and cannot be used on their own to identify an individual.
Cookies usually also have an expiration date. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookies), while others can be stored longer on your computer, sometimes until you delete them manually (persistent cookies). This site utilises both session and persistent cookies to provide a consistent, streamlined user experience.
You can find detailed instructions on how to change your preferences in your respective browser via the links below:
For more information about cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.