This policy explains what cookies are and explains how, as well as why, they may be stored on and accessed from your computer or device when you use the Site.
When you interact with the Site, we try to make that experience simple and meaningful. When you visit the Site, a web server sends a cookie or other similar technology to your computer or mobile device (as the case may be). Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer or mobile device (as the case may be) when you visit a website and which store and sometimes track information. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the Site and will last for longer.
The cookies and/or other similar technologies we use collect information, such as the type of internet browser or mobile device you use, any website from which you have come to the Site, your IP address and/or the operating system of your computer or mobile device.
- remember that you have visited us before. This means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
- customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the Site; and
- collect anonymous statistical information about how you use the Site (including how long you spend on the Site) and where you have come to the Site from, so that we can improve the Site and learn which parts of the Site are most popular with users.
Some of the cookies used by the Site are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf, such as Google Analytics.
Most web and mobile device browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.
You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org/ which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser or mobile device and please visit www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ to learn about interest based advertising cookies. Please note, however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on the Site, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site.