Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website or application. The website or application may retrieve these cookies from your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) each time you visit, so they can recognize you, remember your preferences and provide you with a more secure online experience.
Cookies generally do not hold any information to identify an individual person but are instead used to identify a browser on an individual machine.
Cookies can be referred to as session cookies or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used:
We set some cookies directly, and we also make use of some services which set their own cookies. We believe it is important to be clear about any cookies that are being set, and why, so we have provided the tables below to explain this to you.
You will not necessarily see all of the cookies referenced below stored on your machine after visiting our site. Some will depend on how you got here and the features and products that you looked at during your visit.
Although we audit the types of cookies that are used on our site, it is possible that the services we use may make changes to their cookie names and purposes. Some services, particularly social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, change their cookies regularly. Although we always aim to show you up-to- date information, we may not be able to reflect these changes in our policy straight away.
If you wish to opt-out of having your personal information profiled for personalization purposes you can adjust your web browser cookie settings. Most web browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored.
Please note, that if you choose to block all cookies, our site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your web browser.
Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our website to function as intended.