Table of Contents
- What are cookies?
- What are cookies used for?
- What types of cookies does the Website use?
- How are cookies stored over time?
- Disallowing or removing cookies
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
2. What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used for various purposes, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and are used to generally improve your experience on a website. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
3. What types of cookies does the Website use?
For your convenience, we have categorized the cookies used on this website based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.
3.1. Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
3.2. Category 2: Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
3.3. Category 3: Functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
3.4. Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
3.4. Other Third party Cookies
We cannot and do not control how third-party cookies are used.
4. How are cookies stored over time?
Some cookies are session cookies only, which mean they are removed once you close your browser. Some are permanent and are saved on your browser until they expire or you manually remove them.
5. Disallowing or removing cookies
You may use your browser’s settings to prevent the installation of cookies. In case you don’t know how to, to do so you need to do a search on “cookies” in the help section of your browser settings. This may lead you to instructions on how to prevent cookies from being installed. Preventing cookies may lead to the Website or parts of the Website not functioning correctly or from functioning at all.
To delete all cookies most commonly used browsers have a tool which will allow you to easily remove all cookies on your computer. If you remove all cookies some of your settings may not be remembered by the Website and you will have to reenter the information.
In case you have any further questions about cookies, please contact us.