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Cookie Policy


What are cookies and how do they work?
A cookie is a small file, typically consisting of letters and numbers, downloaded onto a device when the user accesses certain websites (including the Web Site). Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.

There are various types of cookies, such as:
Session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put their shopping basket as they browse around a site. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target adverting.
First and third party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ of ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.

Why do we use cookies?
The Web Site uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best user experience. Our Cookies help us to:

  • Remember your settings during and between visits.
  • Improve the speed/security of the site.
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook or Twitter.
  • Continuously improve our website for you.
  • Make our marketing more efficient.

 We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission).
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission).
  • Pass data to advertising networks.
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

What sort of cookies do we use?
We use cookies to ensure the Web Site performs to its most efficient capacity. This includes:

  • Google Analytics: to gather site performance information.
  • Adobe Analytics: to gather site performance information.
  • Yahoo Web Analytics: to gather site performance information.
  • JavaEE: remembering your setting for our website.
  • SiteLanguage: remembering your language selection on the site between visits.

The Web Site, like most websites, includes functionalities provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. The Web Site includes the following third party links which use cookies:

  • YouTube – Privacy Policy power the videos on our site
  • Google – Privacy Policy

Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.

The first time you accessed our website you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

We communicate with you to provide information, products and services that you have requested. It is your choice to send us these requests. Through your internet browser, you may have the option to reject this Web Site’s cookies and still use this Web Site. However, your access to this Web Site will be limited. You may always opt out of receiving marketing emails by following the instructions on the marketing email.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org