What are cookies?
Cookies typically contain the name of the website where the cookie has come from, how long the cookie will be stored for, and a value, typically a randomly-generated unique number. Some cookies are deleted as soon as your web browser is closed (session cookies), while other cookies are retained and help us to identify you as a visitor to our website (persistent cookies).
What cookies do we use?
We use first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created by our website itself and make it easier for you to use it. Third-party cookies are created by others and come from sites such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
We use Google Analytics to better understand how you interact with our website. This software can create a series of cookies to collect data and compile anonymous statistics about the website. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the _ga cookie.
In addition, we use the following types of cookies:
- Necessary cookies: Required for our site to operate. These include cookies that enable you to log in.
- Analytical and performance cookies: These are used to analyse web traffic, work out the number of users of our website, and see how visitors use our site.
- Functional cookies: remember the choices you make on our website to make the site more user-friendly.
- Targeted cookies: Show us the pages that you have visited and the links you have clicked on, so online ads can be tailored to your interests.
How can you manage or delete cookies?
You can block or remove cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Blocking cookies may affect the services and functionality of our website. If you delete cookies, you may have to specify your preferences again the next time you visit our website. For more information about blocking and deleting cookies, please refer to your browser’s support page.