We use standard technology, such as cookies and other similar technologies like local storage and page tagging techniques, to gather information when you visit our website and open our app.A cookie is a small text file containing an identifier that is sent by a web server to a web browser which is then stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The file is therefore placed on your device to allow us to remember and recognise you. Hence when you visit our site and app, we may collect information automatically through cookies or similar technology. Doing this allows us to find out how the website is used, monitor the traffic on the website, distinguish users so we can personalise content, and operate and run the website.
Cookies can be ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’, we use both.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that expire at the end of each user session, when the web browser is exited.
Persistent cookies are cookies stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences and actions for the next time you visit our site.
Therefore, cookies either expire at the end of a browser session or will remain until a set expiry date or if removed by the user.
We use a combination of different types of cookies such as essential cookies, performance cookies and functional cookies. These cookies are first party and third-party cookies. First party cookies are cookies set by us (the website you have visited). Third party cookies are set by a different domain to our website, such as Google Analytics.
Our essential cookies are strictly necessary to use our website and app, to provide you with the services that you have requested.
Performance cookies gather information to help us continuously improve our service for you, by evaluating how users are using our site, we do this by using analytic tools. For example, we collect information on what pages are most frequently visited on our site and what type of users visit our site.
Functional cookies recognise and remember users’ preferences or your settings when you return to our site, to improve and personalise your experience.
When using our website or app, we may place a number of cookie files in your browser to track information. The type of information we may track are internet protocol (IP) address, geographical location, operating system, browser version and type, referral source, page views, length of visit, site navigation paths, user timing, user frequency, and user pattern of use on the site. The data we collect are for purposes such as functionality, to improve website usability, and overall user experience.
• Navigation (of users on our site)
• Functionality of the website service
• To provide analytics
• To remember your preferences
To manage your cookie options please adjust the settings on your browser, by deleting any cookies that have been stored on your device or setting alerts to notify you each time a cookie is presented to your browser. Furthermore, if you wish to not allow any device identifiers you can manage permissions of your apps on your device, usually found in the settings.
For further information on how to manage your cookie settings please visit www.aboutcookies.org
Last updated on 5th January 2020