What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small text files, which contain small amounts of information, that are placed on your computer or mobile device. Your internet browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site, so the website can recognise your device. A cookie will not access any information other than the information you provide to us when you visit the website.
Cookies are required to provide some of the services and experiences on our website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
What types of cookies do we use on our website?
Functional cookies or necessary cookies
Functional cookies ensure that our website functions correctly. Consider, for example, functionalities such as shopping cart, checkout or obtaining access to restricted parts of our website. Many of the functions on our website will not work properly, or at all, if you do not allow these cookies to be used. These cookies also allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
Performance (for analytics)
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor: all information these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. The information is only used to improve how the website works and to help us keep our website content relevant and up to date.
We use analytical cookies with third parties to investigate the website use. These statistics provide us with insight into how often we are visited, and where we can improve.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The help function within your browser should tell you how.
For information on how to block or delete cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you may need to refer to your handset manual. Please note, however, that it is not possible to restrict or block essential or strictly necessary cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website and your user experience. We recommend you leave them turned on. For example, if you block or otherwise reject cookies you will see the cookie message pop-up on every page.