A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that may be stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer when you visit our Website/ Mobile App. Cookies contain information about your visits to that Website/ Mobile App. A cookie is a small piece of data that a Website/ Mobile App asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the Website/ Mobile App to "remember" your actions or preferences over time.Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
Help you navigate between pages on the Website/ Mobile App efficiently
Protect your security
Remember information about your preferences and recognize you when you return to our Website/ Mobile App.
Allow us to customize our Website/ Mobile App according to your individual interests
Measure how people are using our services in order to improve our services and browsing experience
Personalize advertising and make the content more relevant for you
Speed up your searches
Make our Website/ Mobile App easier to use
Generally give you a better online experience
Cookies are not unsafe or in themselves a threat to your online privacy as we do not store sensitive information. The cookies used on our Website/ Mobile App never collect anything that personally identifies you, such as your name or address and we never sell your details to any third parties.
We use “analytics” cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website/ Mobile App and which parts of our Website/ Mobile App are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our Website/ Mobile App and better serve our users. We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a cookie.
We also use “social media” cookies to personalize your interaction with third party social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook where our Website/ Mobile App uses such features. Such cookies recognize users of these social media sites when you view social media content on our Website/ Mobile App. They also allow you to quickly share content across media, through the use of simple “sharing” buttons.
First party cookies – these are our own cookies set by our Website/ Mobile App, controlled by us and used to provide information about the usage of our Website/ Mobile App.
Third party cookies – these are cookies from any other domain. We use a number of suppliers that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our Website/ Mobile App to allow them to deliver the services they are providing.
Two types of cookies may be used on the Website/ Mobile App, session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies - are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Website/ Mobile App.
Persistent cookies - are stored on your hard drive until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. These may, for example, be used to remember your preferences when you use the Website/ Mobile App and recognize you on your return.
The cookies used on our Website/ Mobile App have been grouped as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies: Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Website/ Mobile App. These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our Website/ Mobile App and use the features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website/ Mobile App. We may use Strictly Necessary cookies to:
Remember the goods and services you selected when you get to the payment page
Identify you as being logged into the site
Provide access to protected areas of a Website/ Mobile App
Remember previously entered text so it’s not lost if the page refreshes
Consent is not required for Strictly Necessary cookies as they are required for us to provide the services requested by you.
Performance cookies: These Performance cookies simply help us improve the way our Website/ Mobile App works. We utilize these cookies to analyze how our visitors use our Website/ Mobile App and to monitor our Website/ Mobile App performance. They tell us how people use each page, which ones are most commonly viewed, or whether any errors occurred. This allows us to provide a high quality experience and quickly identify then fix any issues that arise.We may use Performance cookies to:
Store preferences to see which method of linking between pages is most effective
Enable web analytics to provide anonymous statistics on how our Website/ Mobile App is used
To assist with error management in helping us improve the Website/ Mobile App by measuring any errors that occur
Monitor ad response rates and see how effective our adverts are
Functionality cookies: We use Functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, we may store your geographic location in a cookie to ensure that we show you our Website/ Mobile App localized for your area. We also use Functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.We may use Functionality cookies to:
Remember settings you have applied such as layout, colors, font sizes and page backgrounds
Remember if we’ve already asked you if you want to fill in a survey
Detect if you have already seen a pop-up to ensure it doesn't get shown to you again
Process a request from a user to submit a comment or blog or forum post
If you delete these Functionality cookies any preferences or settings you selected will not be retained for later visits.
Targeting cookies: These Targeting cookies help us make sure the adverts you see on our Website/ Mobile App are relevant to you and your interests. Cookies may be placed on your device by our third party service providers which remember that you have visited a Website/ Mobile App in order to provide you with targeted adverts which are more relevant to you. However, we do not tell our advertisers who you are.We may use Targeting cookies to:
Collect information about browser habits to target advertising
Collect information about browser habits to target Website/ Mobile App content
Provide links to social networks like Facebook
Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts you may be interested in
If you use different devices to access our Website/ Mobile App (e.g. your computer, mobile) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies using their mobile browser.
The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the Website/ Mobile App of its manufacturer.