What are cookies and how do they benefit you?
Types of cookies used on our web sites
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Continuously improve our website for you
- 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
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
More about our Cookies
There are three types of cookies we may use:
1. Essential cookies
Some cookies relate to the essential service provided on the website which has been explicitly requested by the user. If the person opts to disable these cookies then they may not be able to access some or all of the content on our web site.
2. Performance cookies (Analytics)
We use Analytics or Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so-called Analytics programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before: this helps us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.
3. Third-Party cookies
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
Additional information about cookies and how to manage them can be found at AboutCookies.org.