What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are used to make the website easier to use and remember you when you return to visit the site.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, product ordering and generally improve the user experience. Third Party cookies can be used to help track users visits to enhance the overall browsing experience of a site.
· These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
· These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
· These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies dont collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website works.
· These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operators permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Additional Cookie Categories
· When you visit a site you may notice some cookies that aren’t related to that site. If you go on to a web page that contains external content, for example from Google Maps, you may be sent cookies from these websites. The original site does not control the setting of these cookies, so it is suggested you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
· Adobe Flash Player used for videos uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they’re managed differently by your browser.
If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flash Player Security Settings. Please note that if you disable Flash cookies for a site you will be unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.