Cookies and how we use them

A cookie is a small computer file which may be downloaded to your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. Cookies are harmless files which can help improve your experience of using a website because, among other things, they help us to:

  • understand your browsing habits
  • respond to you as an individual by tailoring our operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences
  • monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not
  • understand the number of visitors so that we can analyse data about web traffic which helps us improve our Sites
  • A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us

Cookies are placed on the user’s first visit to a Site and they track the user through the Site, where they go, where they drop off, what pages they have problems with, etc.

Most cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser; these are known as session cookies. Others, known as persistent cookies, are stored on your computer either until you delete them or they expire.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our Sites.

We may use cookies for marketing or advertising or use third parties to provide advertising and other content to visitors and we will amend this cookie policy should we begin to do so in the future.

So that we can offer you the best possible online experience, new services using cookies may be added to our sites from time to time.  We aim to keep the cookies information provided here as accurate as possible and use all reasonable efforts to review and update the details.

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