Cookies and why we use them
Your options regarding cookies
If you wish to turn off cookies, you can do this by accessing the relevant settings options in the browser you are using. From there you will also be able to delete any cookies currently stored by your browser. More detailed information about how to manage cookies can be found at https://www.aboutcookies.org/cookie-faq/
Just like the tasty kind, there are different types of cookies. They provide a range of functions, some being necessary for basic functions of the site, and others to enable non-critical, but usually useful, functions. They will be stored and used for a specified period of time.
These cookies are used to make the website function properly. They are automatically placed on your device when you access the site or carry out a certain function, unless you have adjusted your browser to reject cookies.
These cookies are not needed for the basic functionality of the website, but are placed on your device to improve user experience, add extra functions, or save certain settings. This also includes cookies that collect data for analytical purposes, which we use to help deliver appropriate content and improve our site.
The time cookies are stored for will depend on their specific type. For example, ‘Session Cookies’ are only needed for a specific session, so will be deleted when you leave the site or your session ends. However, Permanent Cookies will be retained for a longer period. These can help you login faster and remember your settings for multiple sessions. But, after a set period, even these are deleted – which is why occasionally you will be promoted for login details etc. again. Finally, ‘Flow Cookies’ are used for communicating between our internal servers, and are placed on your device when you start using the website and deleted after you finish using it. These cookies are uniquely identifiable, allowing their use for analytical purposes, but do not give us information allowing us to identify the specific customer or user.
Cookies placed either by us, or our website operator (commissioned by us), are referred to as “Provider cookies.” Cookies stored and used by third-party websites, organisations, or companies are referred to as “Third-party cookies.” These are typically used for web analytics tools, to display advertising, or integrate social network content and plugins. More detailed information is provided below.
Web Analytics And Reach Measurement Cookies
Like most websites, we use Google Analytics to help identify and measure the use of our site, for example, how many times different pages are visited, and how long visits last for. Google Analytics is provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Cookies will generate information regarding your use of the website, including your truncated IP address, and transfer that to a server located in the United States of America, where it is stored. Google uses this information, along with that collected from other users, to provide various reports, statistics and analytical insights regarding website activity. Where required by law or to the extent third parties process data on behalf of Google, the information may be transmitted to third parties. If you wish to prevent your information from being used for these purposes you can download an add-on from Google at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=
Downloading this add-on will cause Google to store information on your device that will deactivate Google Analytics for that particular device and browser only.