What are cookies?
Cookies are simple text files that are used to store small pieces of information on your device when the website is loaded in your browser. This information may be ‘read’ by our website servers, or the servers of relevant third parties that we use, during subsequent visits.
These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.
First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function correctly, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
Third-party cookies are used mainly for understanding how the website performs and how you interact with it, for keeping our services secure, and for providing you with a better and improved user experience, for example, to help speed up your future interactions with our website.
What types of cookies do we use?
The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories:
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly – these cookies ensure the basic functionality of certain components and security features of the website. These cookies are anonymous, and we may deploy them without your consent.
Functional cookies help to enable certain functions that improve website performance and make the website easier to use, like remembering user preferences, sharing website content on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and some features provided by third parties. We may deploy these cookies without your consent.
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyse the key performance factors of the website, which in turn helps in delivering a better user experience for website users. We ask your permission to place performance cookies on your device.
Statistics / analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website, helping to gather information on key metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rates, traffic sources, and so on. With this information we can gain insight into the usage of our website, giving us the opportunity to optimise the website experience for our users. We ask your permission to place statistics cookies on your device.
Marketing / advertising cookies are used to create a user profile in order to provide visitors with relevant adverts and marketing campaigns. These cookies can track visitors across several websites and collect information to provide customised advertising. We ask your permission to place marketing cookies on your device.
Sometimes there are cookies that have yet to be categorised, and these will be subject to further analysis and classification.
What cookies does this website use?
Our website uses the following first- and third-party cookies:
How can I control my cookie preferences?
Should you decide to change your preferences later, you can manage them below or by selecting the ‘Manage Consent’ pop-up at the bottom of the screen. This will display the consent notice again allowing you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.
How can I delete cookies that have been placed on my device?
You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies, and you can use your browser settings to specify that certain cookies may not be placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the ‘Help’ section of your browser.
If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed on your device again if/when you provide consent when you visit our website again.
What are my rights with respect to personal data?
Under the data protection laws you have a number of rights in relation to our processing of your personal data:
- Right to request access: you have the right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you, and to request information about how we process it.
- Right to request erasure: if you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted from our systems and files.
- Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement or correct your personal data, and to have it deleted or blocked, whenever you wish.
- Right to transfer your data: where we are processing data that you have provided to us, on the basis of consent or as necessary for the performance of a contract between us, you have the right to ask us to provide your data in an appropriate format to you or to another controller.
- Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data and we must comply with any restrictions you place, unless there are justified grounds for the processing.