Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a Site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating Site on each subsequent visit, or to another Site that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a Site to recognise a user’s device.
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Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies may be set by the Site you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other Sites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features and/or services. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the site with certain services or features
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site; for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies a visitor. The information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a site works.
Functional cookies allow this Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name and log in details) and any customisations you make to Site pages during your visit in order to provide enhanced, personalised features. For instance; these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other elements of web pages that can be customised. They may also be used to provide services which you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
Targeting or Advertising cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our Site. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits on this Site in order to make advertising both on this Site and other Sites you subsequently visit relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times those adverts are served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
Cookie consent – determines whether the user has accepted the cookie consent box.
This cookie optimises the response rate between the visitor and the site by distributing the traffic load.
This cookie remembers if a user has minimised or closed a pop-up or chatbox on the website.
This cookie remembers the users selected language version of a website.
This cookie is widely used my Microsoft as a unique user identifier. syncs across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking.
They cookies are used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Google Analytics: _gat
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
Used to sync data with LinkedIn (third-party analysis service).
Used by the website platform to register statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website.
Targeting or Advertising
Used by Adwords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on their online behaviour across websites.
Tracks the use of embedded services.
Tracks the embedded “follow us” panel.
Tracks visitors across multiple websites to present relevant advertisements based on visitor preferences.
Collects data on the conversion rates of the website’s ads across multiple websites.
In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Site at any time by activating settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s site via your help screen. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies:
Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.
For further information on how to delete cookies we recommend that you read the information provided at following link:
You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.
For further information about Google Analytics please see:
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all Sites, visit:
If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, is available at:
If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit:
This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.