The cookies use on this website are broadly grouped into the following categories:
Some of the cookies on our website are essential for us to be able to provide you with a service you have requested. Essentially this would be a cookie used to enable you to log into your account on the website or which allows communication between your browser and the website. Our cookie preference cookie described in the section “How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?” is also an essential cookie.
***You may not be able to use our website without these cookies.
This type of Cookies helps us understand how users engage with our website. An example is counting the number of different people coming to our website or using a particular feature, rather than the total number of times the site or feature is used. As a result, without this cookie you would be counted as a new visitor every time you visit our website. We would find it difficult to analyze how well our website was performing and improve it without these cookies.
Social Sharing Cookies
Social Sharing Cookies allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. An example would be if you wanted to “like” or “tweet” about us or our products or services.
See our “Third Party Cookies” section below for more details.
Interest-Based Advertising Cookies
You will have noticed that when you visit websites you will be shown adverts for products and services you may wish to buy. The money made by website owners for showing third party adverts on their websites often pays for the cost of running the website. Consequently this usually allows you to use the website without having to pay a registration or usage fee. To ensure that the adverts you see are relevant to you third party cookies may be used to collect information about the types of things that interest you like websites you visit or the geography that you are based in. Having these cookies does not increase the number of adverts you will be shown, but simply makes the adverts you see more relevant.
***See our “Third Party Cookies” section below for more details.
How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?
If you do not wish cookies to be stored on your machine, you can do the following:
- Delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the “help” function within your browser or alternatively visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/; and/or
- ***Note that we can’t always control third party cookies stored on your machine from our website. Therefore you will need to visit the relevant third party’s website directly to manage cookies stored on your machine by them. Please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below.
***Note: Be aware that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of this website.
Third party cookies:
For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see:
- Internet Advertising Bureau website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ where you will be able to opt-out of receiving Interest-Based Advertising cookies from some of the third parties listed below; and/or
Zendesk (Essential Cookies)
More information and how to opt-out: http://www.zendesk.com/company/privacy
Google (Analytics Cookies)
- Google provides data about the visits made to our website.
- Social Sharing – Google also store cookies which allow the “Google +” social sharing functionality.
- Interest-Based Advertising – Google tools may also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
- Google opt-out: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy
Facebook (Social Sharing Cookies)
- Facebook stores cookies which allow the Facebook “Like” social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook “Like” button on our website or log in using your Facebook account.
- Opt-out info for Facebook Cookies: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Twitter (Social Sharing Cookies)
- Twitter also stores cookies which allow their social sharing functionality including the “Tweet” function and to generate usage information during your visit to our website.
- Here is a link for Twitter Cookies opt-out info: http://twitter.com/privacy
iPromote (Interest Based Advertising Cookies)
- They collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
- iPromote Cookies opt-out info: http://www.ipromote.com/privacy-policy/
If you want to know more about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit the World Wide Web Consortium’s website: http://www.w3.org/Security/Faq/wwwsf2.html#CLT-Q10.