Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently as well as providing reporting information.
Cookies set by us are called ‘first party cookies’. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called ‘third party cookies’. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to provide on or through the website, such as advertising, interactive content and analytics. The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer or device both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as ‘essential’ cookies. Other cookie enable us to track and target interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. Third parties serve cookies throughout our website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Manager. This allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.