A cookie is a small piece of data stored on a user's computer by the web browser while browsing a website. They are designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember relevant information related to the user or to record the user's browsing activity.
Because we respect your privacy, you may choose not to allow cookies. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of our site and the services we are able to offer you. Below is a summary of the different cookie categories we use:
- Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off. They do not use any personally identifiable information and they are usually only set in response to actions you make. These actions include a request for services, setting your privacy preferences, logging in to our website, or filling in forms. You may set your browser to block these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.
- Functional cookies: these cookies enable our website to provide enhanced personalisation and functionality to our users. We use them to recognise you as a user when you return to our site, and they enable us to personalise the content we offer you as well as remember your preferences. If you disable these cookies then some or all of these services will stop working properly.
- Performance cookies: these cookies enable us to count the number of visitors to our website, and how these visitors interact with and navigate through it. They help us measure and improve our website’s performance, for example, by allowing us to identify which pages receive the least number of visitors and which pages are the most popular. If you do not allow these cookies we won’t be able to know when you have visited our website and we will not be able to monitor nor improve its performance.
- Advertising cookies: these cookies allow us to record the pages you have visited on our website and all the links you have followed. This information helps us target and display our advertisements in a way that is more relevant to your interests and your profile as a user. If you do not allow these cookies you will experience a less relevant advertising.