Last modified: 9 July 2020
Please check this Cookies Policy often to ensure you are aware of the most recent version and the date that it was last updated.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded and stored on your device when you access a website. Cookies can be used for various purposes, including to recognise your device and remember choices you have made about how you would like to view a website or past actions.
Cookies can be either “persistent”, which means that they are stored on your device between visits, or “session” cookies, which means that they are deleted from your device at the end of your visit. We use both types of cookies on our Website.
- The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (as amended); and
- The General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (known as the “GDPR”).
Necessary or “essential” cookies
These are cookies which are essential to the operation of the Website. They are placed on your device when you visit the Website. For example, we use a cookie which confirms whether Website users have provided their consent to the deployment of non-essential cookies on their devices. This cookie expires after three months, at which point we will again request your consent to deploy non-essential cookies.
Analytics and performance cookies
We use these cookies to monitor how visitors arrive at and interact with the Website in order to improve our Website. These cookies are non-essential so will ask for your consent before these cookies are stored on your device. These cookies include Google Analytics:
- to distinguish users and track their movements through the Website. These cookies allow us to improve the way our Website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need more easily. The cookies collect information including IP addresses, device identifiers and other online identifiers. The cookies (_ga and _gid) expire after two years and twenty four hours, respectively.
- to throttle the request rate on the Website at times of high traffic, boosting performance. This cookie (_gat_gtag_UA_151642772_1) expires after one minute.
When you first visit our Website, and every ninety (90) days thereafter, we will ask if you consent to us placing non-essential cookies on your device. You have the option to reject all of the non-essential cookies that we use on our Website. You can alter these settings at any time.
More about cookies
Most internet browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. If you want to change your cookie preferences at a browser level, you can manage this through your browser settings. Please remember that if you use your browser settings to prevent any cookies being dropped, you may not be able to use some functions on our Website that rely on essential cookies being used.
You can also remove cookies that have already been set on your device by going to your browser settings. If you are having trouble doing this or would like more information, the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ has information on how to do this across a range of browsers.
Post: Attention: Privacy Team, 4 Matthew Parker St, Westminster, London SW1H 9NP