This Cookie notice provides you with information about the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on your browser when you visit them. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your visit and collect information about how you use that website.
The length of time for which cookies are stored on your browser varies depending on the cookie. Some cookies only last for your online session, whereas others will stay on your browser for a longer period. We aim to set our cookies for no longer than 13 months and are working with our trusted partners to ensure cookies are always set for a reasonable period of time.
The cookies we use
The cookies we use are either strictly necessary or optional.
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies ensure that our website is able to function properly. We don’t have to ask for your consent to store these cookies on your browser. We’ve listed the categories of these strictly necessary cookies below.
Cookies that help keep our website secure
We use these cookies to protect the security of our website. For example, to make sure the website is only accessed by genuine users. This helps us to keep you safe.
Cookies that help us detect fraud or crime
We use these cookies to help us identify suspicious behaviour on our website so we can protect both you and us from fraud.
We understand that not everyone likes data to be collected about them when it’s not strictly necessary, and so we’ll ask you to set your preferences when you first visit our website. To make it easier to choose which optional cookies to accept, we’ve organised these cookies by category. These are set out below. Where relevant, we’ve also explained which of our trusted partners helps us make use of these optional cookies.
You can choose which categories you’d be happy for us to use in your cookie settings and make changes at any time by selecting ‘Manage cookie settings’ at the top of this page.
Cookies that we use to make your visit more personal
We use these cookies to ensure our optional features and services work. Our website will still work without them.
This category may also include:
- Cookies that allow us to customise what you see on our website and where, based on what we know about you
- Cookies that help prevent fraud on other websites or services that you haven’t asked to use when you’re on our website
- Cookies that help keep secure other websites or services that you haven’t asked to use when you’re on our website
Cookies that help us improve our website
We use these cookies to help us understand how people use our website. We can then use this data to improve how our website works. For instance, we may use analytics providers to identify and count visits to our website and to see which pages people go to and what they do there.
We work with service providers and third parties who also set these cookies on this website.
How we remember your cookie preferences
Your preferences are stored in cookies stored on your browser. If you switch off a category of cookies that you’ve previously accepted, then for technical reasons those cookies will not be deleted.
To delete cookies from your browser, we recommend that you clear your browser data. If you do this, or change browser, we’ll ask for your preferences again when you next visit our website.
Cookies and your browser settings
You can use your browser settings to delete cookies that have already been set at any time. You can also use your browser settings to manage cookies, for example, to switch off a cookie altogether. If you do this, it could mean that we can’t use strictly necessary cookies properly and so parts of our website may not work correctly.
For more information about how to use your browser settings to clear your browser data or to manage cookies, check your browser ‘Help’ function.
Cookies and your privacy
The information cookies collect, and how we use that information, may count as personal data. We may also be able to identify you by name, IP address or session ID. You have rights regarding how we collect, store and use your personal data.