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WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are text files which a website may put on your computer or other device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or similar files can also do the same thing. The term “cookies” is used in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Cookies serve many functions. For example, they can help analyse how well the website is performing, to remember your contact details and preferences, or even allow recommendations to be made regarding content we believe will be most relevant to you.
This information can contain certain personal information. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use the website, or a user’s general location.
WHAT SORT OF COOKIES DOES THE SITE USE?
Some cookies are essential for the operation of the Site. If a user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all features of the Site.
Functionality cookies allow us to remember your preferences. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region)
ANALYTICAL OR PERFORMANCE COOKIES
Other cookies analyse how visitors use the Site and to monitor website performance. We can therefore try to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, performance cookies keep track of which pages are very popular, which method of linking between pages is best, and can be used to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the Site.
We use both ‘Session ID Cookies’, which allow us to track your actions during a single browsing session, but do not remain on your device afterwards, and ‘Persistent Cookies’, which remain on your device between sessions, for the purposes outlined below. Unless otherwise specified below, each of the cookies we use are Persistent Cookies.
Session ID and Persistent Cookies can be either first or third party cookies. A first-party cookie is set by the website being visited and a third-party cookie is set by a different website. Both types of cookie may be used by us or our business partners, and we have divided the specific cookies below into first-party and third-party cookies.
Any third-party cookies will be governed by their own terms and privacy policies, so you should read these before giving your consent to enable these third-party cookies. Please note that we have no control over third party cookies.
We may also collect and store personal data on your computer or other device using application data caches and browser web storage (including HTML 5) and other technology.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them here.
CAN A USER BLOCK COOKIES?
As explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of the Site.
The first time you accessed the website, you should have seen an overlay which allowed you to accept all, or a selection of, the cookies used by us.
If you wish to edit your selection of cookies, then please click the small circle present in the bottom left corner of the website, at any time.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of the Site do not work properly.
DO WE TRACK WHETHER USERS OPEN OUR EMAILS?
Emails from us may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to help us determine whether our emails are viewed and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email.
This information may be used for purposes including determining which emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not view emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.
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