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We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are necessary for the Websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Websites will not then work.
Performance cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Websites. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Websites. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Websites, and will not be able to monitor their performance.
Functional cookies. These cookies enable the Websites to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Advertising cookies. These cookies may be set through our Websites by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media cookies. These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the Websites to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other sites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
We use Google Analytics which is an advertising / performance cookie. The Websites use Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the Websites, collecting standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymised form from which no user is identifiable. We have also implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
). This information is transmitted to Google and processed to compile statistical reports on activity on the Websites and so be able to develop the Websites and the content around our users’ interests. These reports allow us to optimise our user experience. Google provide a browser add-on for users who wish to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics. Click [here
] and [here
] for an overview of privacy at Google, and click [here
] if you wish to opt out from the operation of Google Analytics. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on
to disable tracking by Google Analytics.
When you use our website, we share information that we collect from you, such as your email (in hashed form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with our identity partners/service providers. These partners return an online identification code that we may store in our first-party cookie for our use in online, in-app, and cross-channel advertising and it may be shared with advertising companies to enable interest-based and targeted advertising. To opt out of this use, please click here (https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
You can choose which performance, functional, advertising and/or social media cookies we can set by clicking the relevant buttons in the cookie banner and OneTrust pop up box.
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 browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of the Websites.
For more detailed information about cookies and how they can be managed and deleted, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Continued use of any Website will signify that you agree to such changes.
Please also contact us if you would like to know more about our data processing activities, to update or amend any of your personal data which you have provided to us or if you believe our records relating to your personal data are incorrect.