Cookie policy

When you visit our site our web server will store small text files on your computer’s hard drive (i.e. Cookies). These cookies will allow our servers to recognise you when you revisit. 

Cookies can be first- or third-party cookies. First-party cookies are owned and created by the website you’re viewing. Third-party cookies are owned and created by an independent company, usually a company providing a service to the owners of the website. We use first-party cookies. Please note that we may also use third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services), over which we have no control.

We use cookies to:

  • Gather customer journey information across our sites
  • Ensure your privacy in our secure sites
  • Store login details for our secure sites

We use the following two main types of cookies:

  1. Transient/ Per-Session cookies – these cookies may be used to record that you have logged in or out of certain areas of our site during your browsing session. This is to ensure that your experience of our content is as seamless as possible. These transient cookies are not stored when you close your browser
  2. Persistent/ Permanent cookies – these cookies stay on your machine until they expire or are deleted and many of them have automatic deletion dates to ensure your hard-drive doesn’t get overloaded. These cookies often store and re-enter your login information

Once you have left our site we do not use cookies to track your Internet usage and we do not store your personal information in cookies which other people may read or understand. We also do not distribute or sell cookie information.

To enable or disable cookies you will need to follow the instructions of your browser provider. Alternatively, an external resources are available providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them. If you set your browser to disable cookies you may not be able to access secure areas of our website.

Any secure online services to which you may subscribe will use cookies to enable information about you and your preferences to be stored and to prevent unauthorised access to your services and information. Cookies must be accepted in such circumstances otherwise we cannot ensure your information is secure and you will not be able to use our online services.