Most websites set cookies and browsers are typically set up to accept cookies, at least for the duration of a single browsing session. If you wish to change your cookie preferences, you can do so using your browser settings. Your browser’s ‘help’ function will show you how to do this.
We have always used cookies on this website, and as part of a change in legislation, all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, how they are used, and what benefits they bring. These changes will not affect the way in which you currently use our website.
When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as we are not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.
What are “cookies”?
Simply, cookies help websites distinguish individual browsers from each other. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored for a website by your browser. Every time it loads a page your browser will send that page back the cookies it had set previously. This allows a website to connect your interactions together.
Cookies can’t be shared between websites, and each site can only read and update the cookies it set itself. However, when you visit a single website your browser may connect to others, and each of these may set cookies of their own. You can find out more about the cookies set when you visit our websites.
A cookie cannot give anyone access to your computer and doesn’t mean we’re collecting new information from you. If you want more information about cookies, you can get further details at allaboutcookies.org.
What cookies do we set?
We generally use the following cookies:
- “Strictly Necessary” cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms.
- “Functional cookies” enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization based on your interaction with the Website. They may be set by us or by third-party providers, such as Adobe, whose services we have added to our pages.
- “Analytics and performance” cookies: These help us improve the way our website works to give improved performance. They tell us how each page is used, which ones are most viewed, and whether any errors are reported.
- “Customisation cookies” These cookies remember basic information that you’ve entered the site, so next time you visit our website it’s all there for you. We do not store personal information in cookies.
- “Advertising and Targeting cookies” These cookies help make sure adverts you see on your browser are relevant and useful to you because the cookie has detected what you’re looking for and may be sent through our website. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other websites.
- “Social Media” cookies are set by social media services (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) that we have added to the Website to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. These cookies can track your browser across other websites and build up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.
How long will cookies remain on my device?
The length of time cookies will stay on your device will depend on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiration date unless deleted by you before the expiration date. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of your web session, when the web browser is closed.
How can I control cookies?
You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or disabling cookies may impact your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully functional.
You may also be able to change your browser settings to manage and control cookies. You can find detailed information on how to do so at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Any consent to accept or to decline cookies is limited to the site for which this Cookie Notice is posted and not to other sites or any other pages, which may be hyperlinked to our website. For more information on cookies used by those websites, please refer to the specific privacy or cookie notice on those websites.
We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting. If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to unsubscribe, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled. Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by contacting us, or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us.
Changes to the Cookie Notice
We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this notice, we will amend the revision date on this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective to you and your information as of that revision date.
UPDATED MAY 2022