Cookies information

A cookie is a small amount of data which contains information that is downloaded to the device from which you access our  site. Cookies are useful because they allow us and other websites to recognise your device. For more comprehensive information about how cookies work, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Cookies 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. For example, they can allow you to navigate between web pages of our site and remember your preferences such as your language selection.

Types of Cookies and ConsentIn order to comply with legislation, we have reviewed the use of cookies on our site and set out the information below. This is to ensure that you are aware of these cookies and are able

to give your consent for the placing of some or all of these cookies on your device when you use our site. In summary, we use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies which are essential for our site to operate such as those which identify you so you can log into your Account. They allow you to move around our website and use the services you have requested. These cookies will be activated when you enter our site and as you use our site. Compliance cookies – These include cookies which are necessary to assist in meeting our regulatory compliance obligations, and prevent your Account from being hijacked. These cookies will be activated when you enter our site and as you use our site.

Performance cookies – These are cookies that help us to improve how our site works and to deliver a better service to you. For example, they will assess which pages you visit most often or if you get an error message. They also allow us to see if you have used the site of one of our group or affiliated companies. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Functionality cookies – These cookies allow us to deliver a more personalised service to you and allow our site to remember choices you have made such as the language you prefer or the region you are in. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as being able to comment on one of our blogs.

Third Party cookies – When you visit a page on our site with content embedded from third parties, for example, YouTube or Twitter, cookies may be downloaded onto your device. We do not set or control these cookies. If you are concerned about the types of cookies that may be downloaded you check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

Blocking Cookies Should you want to continue using our services but restrict our use of cookies, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including Strictly necessary and/or Compliance cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Our site may issue some of the cookies described above as soon as you visit our site unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies.