Cookie and Technology Statement
This document aims to provide you with a summary of the cookies and tracking technologies we use and how you can control their use.
We regularly review this Cookies Policy to reflect the cookies we use on this website.
What cookies are
Cookies refer to the tracking technologies on our website and e-mails, including:
- Log files
- Web Beacons
- Other similar technologies
A cookie is a tiny computer file that is stored on your device or computer when you visit a website.
The information stored relates directly to the device being used to view the website, and the cookie can be read by both the web server and your device. Cookies are used for numerous reasons, such as noting a device’s previous visits to a website, identifying the most visited areas of a website, or enabling a business to present targeted information to users.
To help us manage content better, we use web beacons in some emails we send. Web beacons are small graphics placed on a website or in emails with a unique identifier.
Unlike cookies, which are stored on your device hard drive, web beacons are invisible. We use web beacons in emails to understand which emails have been opened by recipients and which have not.
A pixel is used to set a cookie on your browser. Technically a tracking pixel is just an image. When you go a page containing such a pixel, your browser will request that image.
These are the automatically produced and time-stamped documentation of events relevant to a particular system. Virtually all software applications and systems produce log files.
Cookies and other tracking technologies on our site
Type and Duration of Cookies
There are two types of cookies:
- Session Cookies which are stored briefly in your device's memory while you are visiting the website and are deleted when you close your browser.
- Persistent Cookies are stored on your device for a set period and used to establish if there has been any contact between your device and our website previously.
Companies setting cookies on our website
When you view a website, cookies can be either:
- First Party Cookies which are cookies set by us
- Third Party Cookies which are set by other websites
We categorize cookies placed on our sites into the categories below:
- Strictly necessary cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing the client area when authorized to do so. Without these cookies, services you've requested (such as access to client areas) can't be provided. These cookies do not collect information about you that can be used for marketing or remember what you've viewed.
- Performance cookies collect information about your use on the website, such as which pages you frequent and if you had any error messages on individual pages. These cookies don't collect personally identifiable, and all information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how our website functions. These cookies are not used for advertising. Without these cookies, we would not be able to learn how our website is performing and make necessary improvements that could make your browsing experience better.
- Functionality cookies enable a website to remember the choices you made and customize the website to offer features and content for you. For example, they can remember log-in details, changes you've made to text size, font, and other parts of pages that you can customize. These cookies may be used to make sure that our services and communications are suitable for you. The information these cookies collect does not track your browsing activity on other websites, and without these cookies, a website could not remember choices you've previously made or individualize your browsing experience.
Nearly all web browsers permit some degree of control of how cookies are managed, including blocking them via your browser’s settings. If you do choose not to accept cookies, you may be prevented from accessing certain functions or features of our website and other areas of the website may not work correctly.
To discover how you can manage cookies on different browsers, some useful links are provided below:
- Internet Explorer
If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control or delete them, you can also visit