What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that usually consist of letters and numbers and are stored on your device by a website server.
There are two types of cookies, “Session Cookies” and “Persistent Cookies”, depending on how long these stay stored on your device. “Session Cookies” are created as soon as you visit a website and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. “Persistent cookies” are also created as soon as you visit a website, but they remain on your device after you have closed your browser. “Persistent cookies” will be enabled automatically as soon as you reopen your browser and browse the Internet.
First and Third Party Cookies – Depending on the website or domain that has created it, a cookie is either “first” or “third” party. Generally, cookies that are directly stored by the website visited by the user (the website that appears in the URL window) are known as First Party Cookies. Third Party Cookies are those that are created by a different domain to the one visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a different company creates a cookie via that website, that cookie is called “Third Party”.
We and/or third parties that provide services for us, separate cookies into the following categories:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential, in order for us to provide you with the best possible browsing experience. They enable you to visit our website and use all its features properly. Strictly necessary cookies support the following basic functions:
They allow you to remain connected to the Website
They recognise any personal information you provide to the Website during your transactions.
They ensure the security of your transactions when redirected to a third party application for payment and then return to the Website to complete the transaction.
They allow you to access information about your transaction after its completion and
Generally, provide services and information at your request.
These cookies gather information about how users use the Website, for the purposes of reviewing and improving the Website and the experience of the visitor. These cookies do not gather information that identifies the visitor.
These cookies gather information about:
Which pages users visit most.
Which links users choose.
Error messages that users may receive while navigating the site etc.
These cookies help us personalise our content for you, to call you by your name and remember your preferences (for example, language and region). If you choose to disable functionality cookies, any preferences or settings you have chosen will not be remembered when you next visit the site.
Third Party Cookies
How to manage cookies
Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically, however you have the ability to manage them, either by blocking or deleting them. You are able to enable or disable the storage of cookies on your device by changing the settings on your web browser at any time. You can also configure your browser settings accordingly so that you are informed before a cookie is stored on your device, or you can follow the web browser instructions to delete any cookies already stored. If you use several devices, you need to configure your web browser settings on each one separately.
If you choose to disable all cookies, you may be unable to access the full interactive functions of our Website, and you might not be able to receive our services through our Website.
Deleting cookies does not delete objects in Flash applications. You can learn more about objects in Flash applications, including how to manage and disable them, on the Adobe website. You can find further information about cookies and similar technologies used by various sites through your web browser or other Internet resources.
To manage cookies through your browser choose one of the following hyperlinks and follow the instructions:
Microsoft Windows Explorer
You can learn more about cookies on the following third party websites
What are similar technologies?
Tracking Pixels, Web Beacons, Embedded Scripts and Clear GIFs are tiny files that are used to track navigation in a website and are used together with cookies. Flash objects are small files that are stored in your device by a website that uses Adobe Flash player technology.
Web Beacons and Embedded Scripts
We place web beacons and embedded scripts on our website and in some emails and advertisements.
Web beacons or “tags” consist of simple programming code included in webpages, emails and advertisements, which inform us and/or third parties that provide services on our behalf, when those webpages, emails or advertisements were seen or selected.
How to contact us
This Policy replaces and overrides any previous version. We may modify this Policy at any time. The section entitled “Latest version” at the end of this page describes when the last revision of this Policy occurred. Any changes to the present Policy will be valid as soon as the revised Policy becomes available on the Website.