Our cookie policy

We use cookies on this website.  This is to provide you with a better user experience when you browse our website.  It also enables us to improve our website.  This policy explains how we do that.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer tablet, or mobile device when you first visit our website.  The cookie will help our website, or another website, recognise your computer the next time you visit.  A cookie can contain Personal Information.  We detail what cookies we use, and what information they contain, below.

What types of cookie do we use?

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies: These are the cookies required to operate our website (for example, using a shopping cart or making use of e-billing services).
Analytics cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website.  This helps us improve the design of this website.
Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website.  This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you visited and the links you followed.  We use this information to provide you with advertising and content we think you will be interested in.  For this purpose we may share that information with third parties.
Who else uses cookies on our website?

Some third parties may use their own cookies, over which we have no control.  For example, an advertiser might use targeting cookies to provide you with more relevant banner adverts during your visit to our website.

In other cases we may use their cookies (be they analytics, functionality or targeting cookies) to help us with market research or improving the design of this website.  For example, like many other website operators, we use Google Analytics.

How can I block cookies?

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse all, or some, cookies.  If you block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may find that parts of our website do not work properly, or you may not be able to access our website at all.

When do cookies stop?

Except for strictly necessary cookies our cookies expire after 60 days.