Cookies are small text files which contain a small amount of information that is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, or visit another website which recognises that cookie, your device is able to communicate with the website and the website can read the information held in that cookie.
We use two categories of cookie on our websites, based upon the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie Guide;
Some of these are "session cookies", which stay in place only for the duration of your visit to our website and are deleted at the end of your browsing session. Others are "persistent cookies", which remain on your device for a period of time after you have left the website. Cookies may also be placed by our approved business partners, which are known as "third party cookies".
Strictly necessary cookies are required for the operation of our websites.
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
Without Strictly Necessary Cookies our websites and back-end services would not work. If you remove or disable these Cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use our websites.
Our use of Strictly Necessary Cookies includes:
We do not use Strictly Necessary Cookies to:
Performance Cookies collect information about how visitors use our websites. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our websites.
Performance Cookies help us to improve the way our websites work (e.g. by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily) and to recognise when error messages are being received. Performance Cookies don't collect any information that could identify you.
The information collected by these Cookies is either anonymous or pseudonymised.
Our use of Performance Cookies uses includes:
We do not use Performance Cookies to collect personal information.
Some Performance Cookies are managed for us by third parties, for the purposes listed above. For more information see Key Third Party Providers.
You can stop Performance Cookies by setting your web browser to reject/block some or all Cookies. You may be able to block specific Performance Cookies provided by third parties by using the tools or preferences on that third party's website (see Further Information Key Third Party Providers).
You can block any cookies from any website by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, if you block all cookies (including Strictly Necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our websites. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Where a cookie is provided by a third party, you may be able to use that third party's own tools to block that cookie.
More information about cookies and managing your browser settings can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org
The International Chamber of Commerce's Guide to Cookies is available at www.cookielaw.org.
Our websites may use Google Analytics, which is a web analytics service provided by Google.
For more information, including details of how to block these cookies specifically, please see www.support.google.com.