Last updated on: 3 March 2019
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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These are required for the operation of our website and/or app. They include, for example, cookies that customise what you see when you visit different areas of our website. For example, Session ID cookies
- Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors/users and to see how they move around our website and/or app when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website and/or app works, for example, by ensuring that visitors/users are finding what they are looking for easily. For example, Google Analytics]
- Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website and/or app. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). For example, Google Analytics
- Targeting cookies: These record your visit to our website and/or app, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and/or app (and the advertising displayed on it) more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. For example Facebook and Twitter
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the “About Cookies” website (http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/) which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website and/or app.
We use both temporary and persistent cookies with varying expiry periods of up to 2 years.