This Cookies Policy describes the cookies that are automatically set and others that you may choose to set when you visit our website and use our mobile application (“Technology”) and the purposes for which we use them.
Some cookies work by collecting and storing some form of personal information about you, so this Policy also describes the personal information we process or allow others to access when using cookies.
A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your device to allow a website to recognise you as a unique, either for the duration of your visit (using a session cookie) or for repeat visits (a persistent cookie). Other similar files such as pixels and beacons work in the same way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this Cookies Policy to refer to all technologies that collect information in this way. Cookies can also be used in emails you receive to help understand your level of engagement with them.
Cookies can be ‘first party’ (which are set by us) or ‘third party’ (which are placed on your device by another Technology when you use our Technology).
• Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are necessary for our Technology to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They include, for example, a cookie that is set for security reasons or to remember your cookie consent preferences. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our Technology will then cease to work.
• Functional cookies. These cookies enable our Technology to provide enhanced functionality and personalised features. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
• Performance / Analytics cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Technology. They help us to know which pages of our website are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around our Technology. All information these cookies collect is aggregated after it is collected. If you do not allow these cookies we will be unable to measure traffic to our Technology and unable to monitor its performance.
• Targeting / Advertising Cookies. These cookies may be set through our Technology by our advertising partners. They may be used by those partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other Technologys. They do not directly store personal information about you, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will receive less relevant advertising.
Certain cookies we use are strictly necessary for our Technology to work. For example, when you visit our Technology for the first time, we present you with a cookie pop-up and tool (Cookie Tool) requesting your consent for non-essential cookies. We have to use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences in order to comply with the law (you can see details of this cookie in the table below).
When you first visit our Technology, we automatically set essential cookies on your device that are strictly necessary for our Technology to work. In relation to all other types of cookies we wish to use, you will be invited to consent to our use of them using our Cookie Tool. If you do not provide your consent using the Cookie Tool, we will not set these cookies on your device.
If you do not provide your consent, our Technology will still work but some of the enhanced and personalised features may not.
We have activated internet protocol (IP) address anonymisation for Google Analytics so that your IP address is shortened in advance of transfer to Google if you are located in the United Kingdom or European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our Technology by you and other users, to compile reports on the activities on our Technology and for further purposes related to the use of our Technology to provide services to us.
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by deleting cookies using your browser and refreshing any page on our Technology or by using our Cookie Tool.
You may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your device, as well as more general information about cookies. Please note that, as these Technologies are not owned or operated by us, we are not responsible for any of the content on them.
In relation to Google Analytics cookies, you can also use the specific Google opt-out tool at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We may make changes to this Cookies Policy at any time by posting a copy of the revised Policy on our Technology. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date on which we post the modified terms on our Technology, whichever is the earlier.