What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They 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.

Session cookies last only for as long as a user is on a website; they expire after the browser window is closed or the session times out.

Persistent cookies (also known as tracking cookies) remain active for a period of time on a user’s machine and are used whenever the website is accessed.

Secure cookies are used when accessing a website via HTTPS and are encrypted for greater safety.

You can amend your cookies preferences at any time.


Please note that other third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. For example, if you entered this website from one of our affiliates' sites, which may include price comparison sites, that affiliate may use a cookie to track your visit to this site and to let them know if that visit resulted in the purchase of a product or service, including details of the product and service purchased. Or if you clicked through from our site to a social media site, the social media site will use cookies. We suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


Can I decline to accept cookies?

You are not obliged to accept a cookie that we (or any other web server) send to you. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but you can modify the settings in your browser to turn off this feature. However, cookies are integral to some areas of the website and to certain online services, so if you do choose not to accept cookies from us, you may not be able to utilise some areas of the website and we may not be able to provide these certain online services to you.


Use of web beacons

Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information, which includes a cookie number, time and date of a page viewed and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.


Where can I find further information on cookies?

For further information on cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org