Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you access our websites. They are not harmful to your devices and allow you to use many of the useful features of our websites (like remembering your account details).
Cookies have a lifetime. Some only last until you close your browser or a short time. These are called ‘session cookies’. Some last longer though, for example, to enable a website to recognise you when you return to them. These are called ‘persistent cookies’. We use both types.
The cookies that we use are as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features.
Functional cookies: These are cookies that allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and to provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can remember you, for example when you comment on a blog post.
Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get an error message. These cookies are used to improve how our website works.
Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to drive online advertising that is relevant to you by building up a picture of what you are interested in from your use of the internet. The cookies can limit the number of times you see an advert and help to measure the effectiveness of any advertising. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations or advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to website functionality provided by the other organisation. These may include companies such as Facebook and Instagram.
Affiliate links: We may, from time to time, engage in affiliate marketing, where we receive a small commission for links from our website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. We will always clearly disclose any affiliate links.
HOW CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES?
If you choose not to allow cookies you may not be able to access all of the features we provide and your experience on our website may be limited.