WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Our principled approach to avoiding tracking and profiling our customers extends to our approach to our website so will use the least possible cookies on this Website. We may use the standard “cookies” feature of major web browsers and we use the recommended website consent forms and/or pop-up messages in relation to cookies.
We use traffic log cookies (via Google Analytics) to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse information about web page traffic and improve our Site by tailoring it to your needs. We use this information for statistical analysis purposes only, following which the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Site, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you provide to us.
Explanation of Google Analytics (cookies)
Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google.
Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on your website. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.
In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described above, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads we show.
For the Google Analytics for Display Advertisers feature, a third-party DoubleClick cookie is used to enable features, such as remarketing for products like AdWords on the Google Display Network. For more information about this cookie, visit the Google Advertising Privacy FAQ.
Customers that have enabled the analytics.js collection method via Universal Analytics can control whether they want to set a cookie or not. If the customer decides to set a cookie, the information stored in the local first-party cookie is reduced to a random identifier (e.g. 12345.67890).
DO WE USE OTHER COOKIES?
Some of our pages or subsites may use additional or different cookies to the ones described above. If so, the details of these will be provided in their specific cookies notice page. You may be asked for your agreement to store these cookies.
HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES
Irrespective of our own policies we strongly advise you to use cookie blocking technology and/or your browser Do Not Track feature to empower yourself with controls over what aspects of your browsing history you make available to third parties.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Updated May 2018