This page contains information on what cookies are, managing consent, your preferences and useful links.

Cookies on our website

This site uses small files called "cookies" to help customise your experience. Cookies are essential for making many sites work. You will be able to manage your cookie preferences when you first access the website via a new device.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. Your devices are able to read and write these files, allowing them to store things such as personalisation details or user preferences. Each web domain can only access cookies stored by that specific web domain, meaning that only our servers can access the cookies. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains. Therefore when you visit our site, your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors using our website. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this website with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

How do we use cookies?

A visit to a page on our website may generate the following types of cookies:

Essential cookies:

These cookies allow you to access and navigate around the website, or are strictly necessary for us to provide information or a service through the website.

Functionality cookies:

These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the policies you buy. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet. They help improve the user experience of the website.

Analytics (or performance) cookies:

Every time a user visits our websites or email newsletter, web analytics software generates an analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you do not, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only. This allows us, for example, to tell which pages are the most visited at any one time, and to improve the experience of website users.

Cookies and consent

Under Data Protection law, we must have your consent to place all but essential cookies on your device. You will be able to select your preferences when you visit the site, and these preferences will be remembered for up to a year when you re-visit the site on the same device, so you only need set them once. However, you can amend your preferences at any time through the cookies settings option.

Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org

Please note that we're not responsible for the content of external websites.