What is a cookie?
In short, a cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device to help ensure that you get the best possible experience when you visit a website.
What cookies do we use?
First and third-party cookies
There are many different types of cookies and at our website we use them all. Those set by us are called ‘first-party cookies’. Those set by our partners and suppliers are called ‘third-party cookies’.
Third-party cookies enable visitors to our website to see and interact with content such as videos and advertising provided to us by other companies. The same cookies can also help us with website analytics.
Session and persistent cookies
As with most websites, we also use ‘session cookies’, which exist only for the length of time that you visit our site and are deleted once you close your browser, along with ‘permanent cookies’ also known as ‘persistent cookies’ which remain stored on your browser ready for use the next time you visit our website.
These are required to help you access secure areas (such as your account pages). Essential cookies are critical because you can’t access these services without them.
Performance and functionality cookies
These cookies ensure the display of handy features such as maps and videos. We love them because they help to enhance the performance and functionality of our website, and we want the time you spend on our site to be both useful and engaging.
Analytics and customisation cookies
We use analytics and customisation cookies to gather information on how the website is being used by our visitors and to discover how popular our marketing campaigns are. We also use the data we get to help customise the website for you and make the content you see as relevant as possible.
Social networking cookies
As the name suggests, Social Networking Cookies allow visitors to share our pages and content through third-party social networking websites.
How can you manage cookies?
- We hope you’re now feeling confident about what cookies can do, and how we use them to improve your website experience, but we know that you may want to manage your cookies from time to time, so here are some tips!
- Opting in allows you to manage your account.
We do not target anyone under the age of 16 on our website in general.
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