To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites use cookies and carry out the same activity.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How we use Cookies

Our website (including our mobile site) uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. Our website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies enable you to move from page to page within our website and any information you enter to be remembered. A session cookie is deleted when you close your browser or after a short time. Persistent cookies allow our website to remember your preferences and settings when you visit our website in the future. Persistent cookies expire after a set period of time. Cookies are used in the following ways on our website:

  • Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how you use our website. We use this information to compile statistics and to help us to improve our website and the services we offer. Google uses cookies as part of this process to collect anonymous information, including the number of visitors to the website, where they have come to the website from, the pages they visit and the length of time they have spent on the website.  For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Mobile site – we use persistent cookies and session cookies on our mobile site to enable the site to work effectively and to remember your preferences and settings.
  • Video content – we use an online video software provider to host and play our video content. That provider uses session cookies to collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you when you view our videos, including your IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider and operating system. They also collect information relating to how videos are played, including when and for long, and whether they are played in full screen mode. This information helps them to monitor how their software is being used and us to monitor how our videos are being viewed .

The use of cookies in these ways is to improve the functionality of our website and your experience when using it. 

Disabling Cookies

Cookies can be disabled by changing the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). If you decide to disable cookies, you may not be able to access some areas of our website.

By continuing to use our website without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies as described above.

More information

You can learn more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.