A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic devices) when you access our website. We use them to:
Recognise you whenever you visit this website, so you don’t need to tell us your preferences on each visit;
Carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and services and to help us better understand our visitor and customer profiles; and
To check our emails are delivered in a readable format that is useful to you
The types of cookies we use:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are mandatory cookies which are necessary in order to keep our pages running smooth and our users safe.
Session Cookies: These are used by our webserver and are required to serve content to you and enable form submissions etc. These cookies are destroyed when you close your web browser.
First Party Cookies: These are set by our website and can only be read by our website. We use these types of cookies to keep a record of the preferences selected and any settings that enable us to tailor content based on your choices.
Third Party Cookies: These are set by our partners and enable us to analyse the use of our website and better understand the profiles of visitors to ensure they are finding the information of interest to them on our website.
Tracking Cookies: Tracking cookies are used to help us understand our users at a higher level and in doing so, helps us create better content and improved user experience.
We also embed video and rich media that is hosted by delivery partners including YouTube which set their own third-party cookies. In order to put you in control of your preferences we have added YouTube as a separate preference in the cookie settings controller. Please note we DO NOT preload or allow ANY third-party cookies or scripts without your explicit consent. You can change your settings at any time by clicking on the cookie icon in the top right of your screen.
How to turn off cookies
If you do not want to accept any cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies which can be found here.
Alternatively, you can choose which cookies we serve on your device by clicking the Open Cookie Settings button in the footer.
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