A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
We use different types of cookies, as described below:
Necessary – Cookies that are essential to provide you with the services you have requested. For example, these include the cookies that make it possible for you to stay logged into your account and make comments. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services will not work for you. In particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies.
Statistics – cookies that measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of our users’ engagements and to improve our sites and apps so that users have a better experience. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance.
Preferences – cookies that are used to recognise you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site so that we can provide you with a more personalised experience. For example, the information displayed may be different depending on your location. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
Marketing – cookies that are used to collect information about your visit to our site, the content you have viewed, the links you have followed, and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. These cookies will allow us to show you advertisements that we believe may interest you.
The advertising techniques we use do not collect information such as your name, email address, postal address, or phone number. We sometimes use information such as your IP address and browser type and also sometimes share some limited aspects of this with third parties for advertising purposes.
It is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.