1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Software on your device, for example a web browser, stores the cookies and sends them back to a website next time you visit. Cookies allow websites to recognise your device and preferences and provide information to the owners of sites which can be used to improve your online experience.
2. The types of cookies that we use
Third party providers of the cookie technology that we use may process data collected by the cookies on our site, in an aggregated form, for their own purposes. If this is the case in respect of any of the third party cookie providers that we use, we have indicated as much in the tables set out in this section.
2.1. Basic performance – 'necessary' or 'essential' cookies
We use essential cookies to operate the core functions of our website, so that you may visit and move around it, and use its features. We do not require your consent to use these cookies but you may be able to block these cookies yourself on your device/browser (see section 4 of this Policy). However, without these cookies, our site is unlikely to work as you would expect and certain services that you may ask for, for example, signing into your online account, cannot be provided.
Where we process 'personal data' using these essential cookies, we do so on the basis of our legitimate interests to provide a website for visitors to use and to promote our business.
Current basic performance cookies:
- Session Cookie: Identify user sessions. Without this Cookie the Website can't work properly.
- XSRF-Token Cookie: This website automatically generates a CSRF "token" for each active user session managed by the application. This token is used to verify that the authenticated user is the one actually making the requests to the application.
2.2. Help us to improve – 'analytics' cookies
Analytics cookies are used by us for statistical analysis purposes. This helps us to understand how visitors use and move around our website, which inform improvements and adaptions to our website to best meet our visitors' needs by, for example, making the most popular features the easiest to find and access or ensuring that our site works properly on the devices and technologies that our visitors use.
These cookies work by using a distinctive sequence of characters from which your browser or device can be identified ('unique ID'), which, for example, can be used by us to recognise the date and time of your visit(s) to our site. Our analytics cookies may also collect information about your browser type and settings, device type and settings, operating system and mobile network. This information is used to distinguish you from other visitors to our site, but it cannot be used to identify you as a named individual.
We will only set these types of cookies where you have provided us with your consent to do so by either choosing to 'Allow all cookies' or by adjusting your cookie settings via the 'Your cookies settings', above. Where we process your personal information using these types of cookies, we do so on the basis of that consent.
Rejecting our analytics cookies will prevent us from collecting the data described above to improve our site for you and other visitors. The performance and functionality of our site will not be affected.
Current analytics cookies:
- _ga (Google Analytics)
- _gid (Google Analytics)
2.3. Social media cookies
We currently do not use social medial cookies on our website but may do so at a future date.
- provide us with anonymised demographics and browsing activity information of the logged-in visitors to our own website;
- help us to tailor our advertising on the websites of those third parties to previous logged-in visitors to certain pages of our own site; and
- help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising.
These cookies work by using a distinctive sequence of characters from which your browser or device can be identified ('unique ID'). Social media cookies may also collect information about your browser type and settings, device type and settings, operating system and mobile network. This information is used to distinguish you from other visitors to our site, but it cannot be used to identify you as a named individual.
We will only set these types of cookies where you provide us with your consent to do so by either choosing to 'Allow all cookies' or by adjusting your cookie settings via the 'Your cookies settings', above. Where we process your personal information using these types of cookies, we will do so on the basis of that consent.
Rejecting these cookies will prevent us from relating your visits to our website to our LinkedIn marketing campaigns. It will also prevent any cookies that you have given consent for LinkedIn to use to better understand your browsing behaviour to be stored on your device via our Site.
Current Social Media Cookies: None
3. Cookies set by third parties
'Third party cookies' are cookies set by a domain other than the one that you are visiting. When you visit our website, third party organisations may place cookies on your browser, even if you are not a logged-in member of those organisations. This is because third party cookies do not require you to actively engage with the third party's content or visit their site, just load a page on which the third party's technology sits. For example, we may use third party technologies such as video and audio hosting platforms to enable you to watch videos and listen to podcasts on our website. The providers of these technologies may deploy cookies to your browser when you visit the pages on our site where we are using their technologies.
These cookies may inform the third party organisations about your visit to our site which may be used by those organisations to deliver targeted messages and advertising to you. In all cases, we do not set these cookies and we have no access to the information that they gather. Such cookies are subject to the third party organisations' own cookie policies
4. How to manage cookies using your browser
All recent versions of popular browsers give you a level of control over cookies. You can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. For instructions on how to manage cookies, please read the 'Help' section of your browser.
If you use your browser settings to block all cookies, which would include blocking our 'basic performance' essential cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.