What about cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that is essential for the proper functioning of this website. Cookies help our systems to recognise your browser and to provide features such as providing you with access to information that you have previously confirmed you are able to access. Cookies do not retrieve information about you stored on your hard drive, or corrupt or damage your computer or computer files.
The cookie settings on this website are set to “allow all cookies” to give you the best user experience. When you visit this website a cookie will be transferred to your computer's hard drive through your browser. The cookie will expire after 30 days or sooner should there be a change to this important information.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
If you do not wish to accept cookies, you are free to block cookies on your browser. However, please note that if you do block cookies, it will impact your ability to navigate this website effectively. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to use our cookies.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|region, _role, visitor_id and _site_languages||Functionality||Remembers your selection of region and role so that you are automatically directed to your selected site when you return and shown the right languages.|
Third party cookies
Details of the third party cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them is set out in the table below:
Provides data anonymously on the visits made to our website.
Google Tag Manager
|Analytics||Measures traffic and visitor behavior to help us understand the impact of online advertising and social channels to help us improve our website.|
|Doubleclick||Internet based advertising||A subsidiary of Google serving adverts and reporting on their performance.|
|Pingdom||Monitoring||Monitors the website to ensure there are no performance issues.|
|Pardot||Analytics||Measures traffic and visitor behaviour on an individual level to help us improve our website and the email communications we send out.|
|Qumu||Video hosting||Qumu hosts videos that appear on our websites. The cookie allows for more efficient playback of videos.|
|Feedbackify||Feedback||This cookie is set by Feedbackify. Feedbackify is our way of collecting feedback from our users.|
|Sizmek||Internet based advertising||Sizmek cookies allow us to assess the effectiveness of our banner adverts and ensure we do not expose you to the same advert multiple times. It contains no personal or sensitive information. The tag can also be used for ROI.|
How long will the cookies remain on my computer?
The cookie(s) can be deleted at any time by you (see below). The cookie(s) will not collect any information when you are not accessing this website.
You do not have to accept cookies, but without accepting them you may experience reduced functionality of this website. If you should wish to reject the cookies then the Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. For more information about cookies, including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.