When you visit our websites, we store cookies on your browser to collect information. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences or your device, and is mostly used to make the sites work as you expect them to and to provide a more personalized web experience. We employ persistent technology through the use of in browser storage or “cookie” technology. A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for our websites 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. Some may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our sites will not work as a result. These cookies do not store any Personal Information except as may be necessary to authenticate your access to our websites.
Note: Personal Information means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household such as your email address, telephone number, etc.
These cookies enable our websites to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Performance and Analytics Cookies
These cookies, which include Google Analytics, allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how users interact with each of our sites. This information is also used to compile reports to help us improve the respective site, including reports on the number of visitors to the site, where the visitors are located, and what pages the users visit on the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our sites, and will not be able to monitor site performance.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
Our websites do not display ads during a user session. We do not capture information about a user session in order to display targeted ads. Additionally, we do not employ cookies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
Disallowing Non-Essential Cookies
You can choose not to allow cookies, which may impact your experience of the sites and the services we are able to offer.
- Use the Cookie Setting link in the footer across our websites to change your preferences at any time. You may make your changes from any of our websites and it will apply across all of our websites.
- Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to disallow cookies as this function itself requires placement of an opt-out cookie on your device. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is below.
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- MacOS Safari
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Exercise Google Analytics opt-out across websites you visit at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.