This section is about what cookies are, how we use them and how you can manage them for both our site and other websites you might use.
What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website. The cookies mean that the website will remember you and how you’ve used the site every time you come back.
If you want to know more about cookies, head to aboutcookies.org. (Please note: This link opens a new window or browser tab).
Our cookies don’t hold personal information. They simply let us find that information once you’re on our website.
We take looking after your details seriously – we’re always monitoring and improving how we protect your personal information.
We’ve put our cookies in to the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
Strictly necessary – these are used to help make our website work efficiently
Performance – these are used to analyse the way our website works and how we can improve it
Functionality – these help to enhance your experience by doing things
Targeting/Advertising – these are used to share some information with third parties who we advertise with, so we know how you’ve reached our website
Third Party cookies?
When you visit our website we may link to another company’s website – like our Facebook or Twitter account or a YouTube video from our website. These are called third party cookies.
For example, when you ‘Like’ or ‘Tweet’ a post from our website, these sites may sometimes put cookies on your computer. We don’t control how they use their cookies, so we suggest you check their website to see how they’re using cookies and how you can manage them.
Third parties that may put cookies on our website are:
Facebook – These look at the browser you’ve used, where you are, which website pages you’ve looked at and what you did on the site.
Twitter – These see which advert you clicked on, which browser you used, which network you’re on, which website pages you’ve looked at, the date and time URLs have been posted, the IP address, what you searched, what browser you’re using and which app you’ve Tweeted from.
Google – These see which advert you clicked on, which browser you used, which network you’re on, which website pages you’ve looked at, the date and time URLs have been posted, the IP address, what you searched, what browser you’re using.