Last updated: 23 September 2020
- What cookies are
- What cookies are used across our Site
- How to manage cookies
1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are stored in the browser of your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. This information allows the Site or a third party to recognise you as a visitor but not as an individual and is mainly used to make the Site work as you expect it to.
Cookies enable us to personalize your experience on the Site, tell us which parts of the Site people have visited, help us measure the effectiveness of ads and web searches, and give us insights into user behaviour so we can improve our Service.
Some cookies are strictly necessary to access our Service. Functional, performance and advertising cookies are there to make your experience better. You can switch these on or off at any time. We’ll only use them if you have agreed to them.
3. What cookies are used across our site?
Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies.
A session cookie is a temporary cookie that expires automatically when you close your browser and will then be deleted.
A persistent cookie will remain in your browser’s memory until it expires, or until you delete your cookies from your browser. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves; some may expire after a few minutes while others may expire after longer periods.
Cookies placed by the website owner (us) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies placed by other partners are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Site.
Cookies are sometimes used on the Site with a pixel tag. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons or clear GIFs) are typically transparent graphic images. They are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors to their websites that arrive through the services. For example, we, or our business partners may use pixel based tracking to track interactions on the Site or to understand referrals to partners from our Site.
We use different kind of cookies on our Site:
These first party cookies are essential to enable you to browse around our Site and use its features. These can be either temporary or permanent and are necessary to make the Site work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionality.
Performance and Analytics Cookies
These cookies collect information about how our Site is used, for instance, to monitor traffic and which pages are visited most. This data may be used to help optimise our Site and make it easier for users to navigate. These cookies are also used to report on our performance to affiliated partners (e.g. if a visit resulted in the use of a product or service). We may also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages or features to see how users react to them. Analytics cookies may either be first party or third-party cookies. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
These first party cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make while browsing. For instance, we may store your geographic location to ensure that we show you our Site localized for your area. We may also remember preferences such as text size, fonts, and other customisable site elements. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you, and they cannot track your browsing activity on third party websites.
These third-party cookies are placed by advertising platforms or networks in order to display ads, to track ad performance and to deliver ads that may be relevant based upon your activity. The information of these cookies are linked to a device and will not personally identify a user.
Third Party Cookies
- Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the Site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
4. How to manage cookies?
Cookies are used throughout our Site. Therefore, we will ask you if you wish to accept the cookies we use on your first visit. Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can choose whether to accept cookies by activating a setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. If you choose to reject or disable cookies, you may still use our Site. However, this may impact your experience whilst on the Site or prevent you from using certain parts and functionality of the Site or you may not receive personalised content or information.
Essential cookies are strictly necessary to provide the Site to you, so you can’t refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, but this will affect the performance of the site.
Functionality, Performance and Advertising cookies can be refused, amended or deleted in your device’s browser settings. Enabling and disabling of cookies varies by browser and device. Please visit the help pages of your browser to learn more.