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What are cookies?
Website cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit a website. Each of these types of cookies may send information back to the website each time you return or use the website. Cookies can be permanent (these are known as persistent cookies) and remain on your computer until you delete them, or temporary (these are known as session cookies) and last only until you close your browser. Cookies can also be first-party cookies, which are those set by the website or application which is being used, or third-party cookies which are controlled by someone other than the owner of the website or application being used.
The specific cookies we use and why
The cookies we use on our Online Service can be categorised as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off 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.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.
These cookies are first-party cookies, and can be either permanent or temporary. In short, without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.
Analytical or performance cookies:
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Online Services. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and for how long.
If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Online Services, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies could be permanent or temporary cookies, first-party or third-party cookies. In short, these cookies collect information on the content watched and the pages visited.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the country you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
We use these cookies to remember whether a service has already been provided to you and enhance the overall experience across our Online Service by remembering your preferences.
These cookies could be permanent or temporary, first-party or third-party cookies. In short, these cookies remember choices you make to improve your user experience.
These cookies are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, to allow us to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and understand whether ads have been properly displayed.
These cookies are not used on our Online Services to target advertising to you.
Advertising cookies are third party cookies and can be permanent or temporary cookies. In short, they are related to advertising services provided by approved third parties on our website.
You can find out more about each of the cookies we use and the purposes we use them for in our cookie Preference Centre
Other third-party cookies:
On some pages of our website we may have content from services such as YouTube or Facebook. Please note that we do not control any cookies which are used by these services and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
How to manage cookies and your preferences:
Our preferences management tool
You can manage your cookie preferences, by using our Preference Centre
Your browser and device settings
In addition, If you would like to restrict, block or remove cookies you can do this through your web browser settings. Depending on which browser you are using the steps required vary slightly. Click on any of the browser links below for instructions.
Cookie Instructions for Internet Explorer
Cookie Instructions for Firefox
Cookie Instructions for Google Chrome
Cookie Instructions for Opera
Cookie Instructions for Safari
Cookie Instructions for Safari iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
If you are not using any of the above browsers, then the "Help" function within your web browser will tell you what you need to do.
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