What are cookies?
Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).
Please note that not all the cookies on our sites are set by us but we have indicated in this policy where cookies are set by third parties.
What cookies are on the this website?
The cookies on our website are mainly functional and analytical cookies.
Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website and/or services. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for, by providing anonymised demographic data to third parties in order to target advertising more appropriately to you, and by tracking the success of advertising campaigns on our website.
When do our cookies expire?
Except for essential cookies, most of the cookies on our websites expire at the end of your current session on our website. However, some of our cookies have an extended lifespan which ranges from 1 day to 26 years. Where we specify that the cookie being used is a flash cookie, please note that flash cookies do not expire.
Where can I find more information about cookies, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?
You may reject or delete Google Analytics cookies by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here.
Generally you can’t delete Flash cookies (also known as local shared objects) with browser controls, but Adobe’s website at www.adobe.comprovides information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies. Click here for details.