What are cookies?

Cookies are small, often encrypted, text files, which are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. They are used to remember useful information which allows certain functionality within the website to work, for example remembering where you have reached within an order process, or if you've logged in to a site. Cookies can't harm your computer.

How to manage cookies

You can manage how you use cookies using the settings  in your web browser. Below is a list of common browsers and links through to help managing your cookie settings for them.

Information on how to manage cookies can be found using settings within other browsers, or for more cookie information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How cookies are used

Cookies ay be used to perform a variety of different functions. The categorisation and definitions that follow are based on the guide published by the International Chamber of Commerce.

Strictly necessary cookies

These types of cookies are used to make sure parts of a website work and that you can use the site effectively, such as remembering certain information on a form when you go to another page before the form has been completed.

No use is made of 'Strictly Necessary' cookies on this site.

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to measure the performance of websites and see how websites are used.  We use 'Performance' cookies to improve how the website works and measure our marketing activity. Information that is collected using these cookies are aggregated and anonymous and we are not able to identify individual users with these cookies.

On this website we may use 'Performance' cookies to:
a) Provide aggregated statistics on how our website is used.
b) Provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website. This lets our partners improve their website. We don't allow our partners to reuse this information for further advertising.
c) Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur and also to improve the performance of the site.

Cookies we have defined as 'Performance' cookies will NOT be used to:
a) Gather information that could be used to target you with advertising on other websites.
b) Remember any preferences you have set beyond the current visit.

Functionality cookies

These types of cookie allow websites to remember choices you make (for example, your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.

On this website we use 'Functionality' cookies to detect that you have passed the "captcha" check when completing the survey on the Tell us more page.

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.

No use is made of 'Advertising' cookies on this site.

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