What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer (or other device such as a mobile phone) by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work and to improve browsing experiences. Cookies are also used in order to provide information to website owners and their partners in order to analyse website use and to tailor advertising.
Some of the advertisers and web analytics organisations we work with also place cookies on your computer via our website in order to tailor advertising that you see on other websites and to help us analyse the effectiveness of our online marketing.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Analytical or performance cookies: these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors 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 are used to integrate functionality of other websites and services and to recognise you when you return to our website, so that we can remember your preferences (for example, your cookie preferences);
- Targeting cookies: these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
How to disable cookies
If you have rejected any functionality cookies, some of the features on our website may not function without them. This is explained below.
You can disable all or any of the cookies listed below at any time by adjusting the settings in your browser. The help function in your browser should tell you how to do this.
The table below lists the cookies we may use, why we use them and where you can find out more about them.