What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a website. They help websites remember information about your visit, like your country, language and other settings. They can also help make your next visit easier.
Most Internet browsers support cookies; however, users can set their browsers to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies. Further, users can delete cookies at any time.
Types of cookie
- ‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, ie until you leave the website.
- ‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).
- ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
- ‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
How are third party cookies used?
Opting out and disabling cookies?
Most browsers have cookies enabled by default. However if you don’t want to enable cookies, you’ll still be able to browse the site. If you wish to disable all cookies, you can usually opt-out by setting your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.
To disable specific cookies, you can opt-out using the opt-out mechanisms and links provided in the chart above. You can also delete cookies that have already been set through your browser settings.
Please note that if you choose to disable some categories of cookies that we use, you may experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using the websites altogether.
To learn more on how to disable cookies on your browser, please consult your browser “help” section or go to aboutcookies.org.
|Google Analytics||We use Google Analytics to understand how you interact with our website in order to improve the user experience.||https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout|
|Google tracking cookies||Google tracking cookies enable us to understand if you complete certain actions on our website(s). Based on the content you have engaged with on our websites Google are able to deliver some targeted adverts.||https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en|
|Facebook helps you stay in touch with your network through their website/ mobile application. We make it easier for you to share any content of interest on Facebook and sometimes, we may present with some targeted adverts on Facebook based on your engagement with our website(s).||https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/568137493302217|
|The LinkedIn insight tag allows us to perform campaign reporting and unlock valuable insights about website visitors.||https://www.linkedin.com/help/lms/answer/65521/the-linkedin-insight-tag-overview?lang=en|
|YouTube||We embed videos or insert links to videos from YouTube on our website(s). As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from or linked to YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from YouTube.||https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB|