A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
A few of the cookies we use last only for the duration of your website session or time spent looking at one of our emails, and expire when you close your browser or the email in question. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to our website and will last for longer.
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website, and that are essential for session management. They include, for example, cookies that ensure that users’ page requests are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner. We may also log information from your computer including the existence of cookies, your IP address and information about your browser program in order to allow us to diagnose problems with the website.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website and services when they are using them. Such cookies can also be used to track click rates in our emails, links clicked, and the duration for which an email was open. This helps us to improve the way our website and email messages work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily, and assists us in learning which parts of our website and content included in our emails are most popular to users.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our promotional material, website and services layout and content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, and the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests. [We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.]
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
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