Last updated: 19 July 2022
What are Cookies?
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 to make their websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information to the company. Cookies set by US, referred to as the owner, 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 be provided on or through the website such as advertising interactive content, and analytics. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.
Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our websites to operate, we refer to these as essential cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our online platforms. The purposes of the cookies used on this website are described below.
Session cookies (temporary cookies), help websites recognise users and the information provided when they navigate through a website. Session cookies only remember information about a user's activities for as long as they are on the website. Once the web browser is closed, the necessary cookies are deleted.
Permanent cookies (persistent cookies), remain in operation even after the web browser has closed. For example, they can remember login details and passwords, so web users don't need to re-enter them every time they use a site. These cookies must be deleted after 12 months.
First-party cookies are installed directly by the website (domain) the user is visiting (the URL in the address bar). These cookies enable website owners to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform other useful functions that provide a good user experience.
These cookies are:
Performance and functionality cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Analytics and customization cookies:
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being utilised or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our website to your set preference.
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features, such as access to secured areas.
Third-party cookies are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information from web users to carry out research into, for example, behaviour, demographics or spending habits. They are commonly used by advertisers who want to ensure that products and services are marketed towards the right target audience.
Flash cookies, also known as 'super cookies', are independent of the web browser. They are designed to be permanently stored on a user's computer. These types of cookies remain on a user's device even after all cookies have been deleted from their web browser.
Zombie cookies are a type of flash cookie that is automatically re-created after a user has deleted them. This means they are difficult to detect or manage. They are often used in online games to prevent users from cheating but have also been used to install malicious
software onto a user's device.
Where can I get further information?