Cookie Policy

This notice is intended to explain our policy regarding the use of cookies on our website.

What are cookies?

The most simple definition of a cookie, is that it’s a small data file which is essential for the proper functioning of our website. Having cookies helps our systems recognise your browser to assist with providing features such as accessing information that you have previously confirmed you would like to be able to access. Cookies do not retrieve information you have stored on your hard drive, damage or corrupt your computer or its files.

How are we using cookies on our website?

Cookie settings on our website are best set to “allow all cookies” to give the user (you) the best experience. When you visit our website a ‘cookie’ is transferred to the hard drive of your computer through your browser you are using to view webpages on. The cookie expires after 30 days or potentially sooner should there be a change to this important information contained herein.

Our websites uses the following cookies:

  • ‘Analytical/performance cookies’. These allow us to count the number of visitors and recognise them whenever they visit. They also enable us to see how website users have navigated our website. This helps our analytics team improve how our website can work. As an example, it could help you to easily find what you may be looking for on our site.
  • ‘Functionality cookies’. These cookies are used to recognise you when returning to our website. This enables us to make your experience more personal- for instance it enables us to greet you by name and or remembering your last used preferences (for instance, your region or preferred choice of language).
  • ‘Necessary cookies’. These types of cookies are required for the operation & functionality of our website. These could include, for instance, cookies which enable you to log into secure areas of the website.
  • ‘Targeting cookies’. These kinds of cookies record your visit(s) to the website along with the pages you’ve visited including the links you followed. We use this data to make our website and advertising displayed on it more appropriate to your interests. We may share this data with third parties for this purpose.

Should you not wish to accept our cookies, you are freely able to block cookies in your browser settings. Note: if you block our cookies, it will impact your ability to navigate our website efficiently. If you continue to browse our website, you are agreeing to our cookies policy and use our cookies.

We have listed further information about the individual cookies being used on our website along with the purposes for using them in the table below:

Cookie Type Purpose More information
region Functionality Remembers your selection of region.
Visitor ID Functionality Remembers who you are so the website can be smart and use the previous settings you chose.
Preferred Language Functionality Remembers the preferred language.

Third party cookies

The table below details the third party cookies we use along with the purposes we’re using them for:

Cookie Purpose More information
Google Analytics Provides anonymous data relating to the visits made to our website.
Google Tag Manager Analytics Measures visitor behaviour and traffic, helping us understand the impact of social channels and online advertising enabling us improve our website.
Doubleclick Internet based advertising A subsidiary company of Google serving adverts and reports on their performance.
Pingdom Monitoring Monitors the website to help decrease performance issues.
Pardot Analytics Measures visitor behaviour and traffic on an individual basis. This helps us improve our website including any email communications we may send you.

How long do cookies remain on my computer for?

You can delete the cookies at any time using your browser settings. Our cookie(s) do not collect any data when you are not using our website.

Do I have to accept the use of cookies?

This is entirely up to you. You are not obliged to accept cookies, but without accepting them you could reduce the functionality experience of this website. If you prefer to reject the cookies then using the Help menu on the menu bar of your browser (if it has one) will tell you how to stop your browser accepting cookies. For more information about cookies, which includes how to set your browser to reject cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.