Cookies that we use on this web site, or which may be used by third parties through our web site, can be classified into several categories. These categories were developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explain more about which cookies our web site uses, why they are used, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don't want to accept them on your device.
What is a cookie?
In case you didn't know, cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. So for example, when you return to a web site and it knows who you are and says "Hello John" or when you add some items to your shopping cart and come back to the site a day later and they are still in your basket, that's done by using cookies.
How long are cookies stored for?
Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that you visit the web site that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies - these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies used on this web site
Here is a list of all the cookies used on this web site by category:
Strictly necessary cookies - These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the web site and use it's features.
Performance cookies - These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the web site, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies collect information about how you and other visitors use the web site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the web site works.
Functionality cookies - These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the web site, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies allow the web site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features and should ultimately make using this web site easier. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or reviewing a product on the site. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other web sites.
Third party cookies - These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.
For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check those web sites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.