2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are pieces of code that allow for personalisation of our website experience by saving your information such as user ID and other preferences. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your device’s hard disk (such as your computer or smartphone) for record-keeping purposes.
3. HOW LONG WILL COOKIES STAY ON MY BROWSING DEVICE
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.
4. FIRST AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES
4.1 “First party cookies” are cookies that belong to us and that we place on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your browsing device when you visit our site.
5. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE ON OUR WEBSITE?
5.1 We use the following types of cookies:
(a) 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.
(b) 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. We may use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Online Services and to understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners, and view its currently available opt-out options at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
(c) Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
(d) Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations such as advertising partners. This means after you have been to our site you may see some advertisements about our services elsewhere on the internet.
5.2 The Annex contains more information about the cookies we use and how long they remain on your device.
6. HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES FROM OUR WEBSITE
(a) Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
(b) Cookie settings in Firefox
(c) Cookie settings in Chrome
(d) Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
7.1 Information about the cookies used by us may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes. New cookies may be added to the tables above but the types of cookies used on our site will fall within one of the categories of: strictly necessary; analytics; functionality; advertising; and targeting.
7.2 The last modification date of this document is shown at the bottom of this page.
ANNEX – COOKIES