What are cookies?Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognised by the website that downloaded them - or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
What are the types of cookies?a) Strictly necessary cookies (We use them): These cookies are essential to allow login/logout. They enable you to access restricted parts of the website and use its features. Without these cookies, you will not be able access secure areas. These cookies contain your user id and date and time of your login/logout.
b) Functional cookies: (We do not use them) These cookies allow us to remember choices you make and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content to you. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your language choice or country selection, they can also be used to remember changes you've made to text size.
c) Analytical cookies: (We do not use them) These cookies collect information about how people are using the website, for example which pages are visited the most often, how people are moving from one link to another and if they get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don't gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is grouped together with information from other people's use of the website on an anonymous basis. Overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how a website is performing.
d) Advertising cookies: (We do not use them) These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are 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 remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations such as advertising partners. This means after you have been to a website you may see some advertisements about our services elsewhere on the Internet.
Legitimate interestWe need to protect secure parts of the website. Strictly necessary cookies allow us to permit authorised users and prohibit malicious visitors and hackers.
Difference between first and third party cookiesFirst party cookies are cookies that belong to us and that we place on your device. Third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your browsing device when you visit our site. We do not use third party cookies.
How to find which cookies are being used?There are many websites which will tell you which cookies are being used. Some browsers such as Google Chrome can also be used to check cookies.
How to delete cookies?Please see the help pages or instructions of your browser, smartphone or operating system.
ChangesInformation about the cookies used by us may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes. The last modification date of this document is shown at the bottom of this page.
Last modified: 1 September 2021