What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.
Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your device until they expire or are deleted by you.
Certain cookies are placed by third-party services that appear on our website.
- Essential cookies: These cookies are necessary for the basic functioning of the website and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms.
- Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies enable us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Advertising/targeting cookies: These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, as well as to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
To manage your cookie preferences, you can typically find the controls in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your browser. Alternatively, you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.