Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that is downloaded onto your computer or device when visiting a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things e.g. remembering your preferences, remembering what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website at any given time.

By accessing this website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. You can disable cookies completely by changing your browser settings (see “Managing Cookies” below) however some areas of the site will not be accessible or may not function properly.

Cookie uses

Most websites use cookies but not all use them for the same purpose. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) categorises cookies into four main groups. Below is a guide to the different types of cookies and how we use them.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential for you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided, including gaining access to secure areas of website. ‘Strictly necessary’ cookies will not be used to gather information about you that could be used for marketing, or remember where you’ve been on the internet.

We use these cookies for, but not limited to remember the information you have entered on forms so that you do not have to re-enter these details if you go back to a previous page

Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. These cookies do not collect information that can identify a user of the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The information collected is only used to improve the performance of the site.

We use performance cookies for:

  1. Providing statistics about how people use our site, e.g. the number of visitors to a page
  2. Identifying any errors that occur so that we can improve our website
  3. Testing different designs of our website.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features. For example a news website may use functionality cookies to store your location and provide you with the most up to date local news. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting and advertising cookies

Targeting and advertising cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. Targeting and advertising cookies remember that you have visited a website and share this information with other organizations such as advertisers.

We use advertising on other websites to bring visitors to our site. We use cookies provided by a number of sites to track the number of visitors from advertisements to see how successful they have been.