Version Date: 16th August, 2016
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on Users' browsers or the hard drive of Users' computers if Users agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to Users' computers' hard drive. We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable Users to log into secure areas of our site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that Users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise Users when they return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for Users, greet Users by name and remember Users' preferences (for example, their choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record Users' visits to our site, the pages Users have visited and the links Users have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to Users' interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Users can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Google Analytics||_ga||A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.||http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html|
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Users can block cookies by activating the setting on their browser that allows Users to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if Users use their browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) Users may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 12 months.