1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. 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.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies may impact on the functionality of our website and it may not work properly.

  1. How do we use cookies?

We make use of cookies to help manage the site and your visitor experience. These cookies may be used to perform analysis of how visitors navigate around the site, to manage user logins and personal preferences, to provide relevant or timely information to users or to offer focused advertisements.

Partners we work with also collect user information on our sites through cookies, tags and pixels. Tags and pixels, also known as web beacons, are similar to cookies but are collected through embedded images.

Using cookies and other technology allows other organisations to help us to analyse how our site is being used, measure the number of visitors to the site, and display advertising.

  1. What are our reasons for using different types of cookies?

 

  • To ensure the site works correctly (‘strictly necessary’ cookies)

These are cookies that we need for the website to work properly. They cover areas such as ensuring the website functions along with the operation of any shopping baskets, allowing you to log into your account(s) and helping us monitor and maintain security of the website.

  • To store and access information

These are cookies that store information, or access information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers and device identifiers.

  • To offer personalised service

These are cookies that collect and process information about your use of this site to subsequently personalise content and/or advertising for you in other contexts, such as on other websites or apps, over time. Typically, the content of the site or app is used to make inferences about your interests, which inform future selection of content and/or advertising

  • To manage ad selection, delivery and reporting

These are cookies that collect information, and which may combine this with previously collected information, to select and deliver advertisements for you, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such advertisements. This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select ads, processing data about what advertisements were shown, how often they were shown, when and where they were shown, and whether you took any action related to the advertisement, including for example clicking an ad or making a purchase. This does not include personalisation, which is the collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalise advertising and/or content for you in other contexts, such as websites or apps, over time.

  • To manage content selection, delivery and reporting

These are cookies that collect information, and which may combine this with previously collected information, to select and deliver content for you, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such content. This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select content, processing data about what content was shown, how often or how long it was shown, when and where it was shown, and whether you took any action related to the content, including for example clicking on content. This does not include personalisation, which is the collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalise content and/or advertising for you in other contexts, such as websites or apps, over time.

  • To measure how the site is used

These are cookies that collect information about your use of the content, and in combination with previously collected information, are used to measure, understand, and report on your usage of the service. This does not include personalisation, the collection of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalise content and/or advertising for you in other contexts, i.e. on other service, such as websites or apps, over time.

  1. How to manage advertising cookies

You can manage the use of advertising cookies, and disable the sharing of data with partners for advertising purposes, by using our preferences tool which you can find here.

You can switch some cookies off through the Your Online Choices site. You may need to do this again each time you use a different IP address or device.

  1. How to manage ‘strictly necessary’ cookies