We also obtain information through the use of technology, such as Cookies, when you use our website, and to allow you to access restricted areas of the website without entering your personal details each time.
A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that’s stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app.
Some of the cookies are necessary for the functionality of the website and they are deleted from your device once you close your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
We use session and persistent cookies to distinguish you from other users. This information helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and it also allows us to improve our website accordingly.
We also use analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
If you delete cookies relating to this website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site.
- Provide services that you request and to provide a secure online environment
- Manage our relationship with you
- Give you a better online experience and track website performance
- Help us make our website more relevant to you
Essential cookies we use include:
This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. Session ID explanation
- Performance Cookies: tracking website performance
These cookies collect aggregated information and are not used to identify you.
We use this type of cookie to understand and analyse how visitors use our online services and look for ways to improve them. For example, a cookie might tell us that lots of people give up on an application process at a particular step – so we can try to make that step easier to complete.
The analytics cookies we use include:
- Adobe Analytics, to improve our websites and services. This service and the cookies it uses help us understand the popularity of our content and make better consumer experiences
- Functionality cookies: giving you a better online experience
These cookies remember your preferences and tailor the website to provide enhanced features. Without these cookies, we cannot remember your choices or personalise your online experience.
We use this type of cookie to:
- Make your online experience faster by remembering you between visits on your personal devices
- Remembering relevant information as you browse from page to page to save you re-entering the same information repeatedly
- Provide enhanced features, such as playing videos or allowing you to post a comment.
For more information about ‘cookies’ and how to reject them, please see the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.