‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. 'Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so.] For information on [the difference between] essential [and non-essential] cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.
For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
· About cookies
· List of cookies used
· Essential cookies
· Non-essential cookies
· Web beacons
· How to accept or reject cookies
· Copyright, credit and logo
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Essential and non-essential cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
· used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
· strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
First and third party cookies
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Types of cookies used
We use the following cookies on or in relation to our
These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We may use the following essential cookies on our website:
· [first party session cookies to remember your input when you fill in an online form over several pages on our website.
· [first party session cookies for remembering the items you have placed in your shopping cart.
· [first party session cookies to identify and authenticate you when you log into our website so you do not need to repeatedly enter your login information.
· first party session security cookies used for detecting repeated failed login attempts.
· first party [session OR persistent] security cookies used to prevent abuse of the login system on our website.
· first party OR third party session multimedia player cookies to play [audio AND/OR video] content on our website.
· first party OR third party session OR persistent cookies to remember the language in which to display our website to you.
[Legal basis for processing: we process
information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our
legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection
Legitimate interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.
How to opt out of essential cookies
Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.
You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.
For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:
· Functional cookies
· Analytical (or performance) cookies
· Targeting (or advertising) cookies
These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:
How to opt in or out from functional cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies
for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained
from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the
General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal
information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or
Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing [or enhancing] the website functionality you have requested
Analytical (or performance) cookies
Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:
We may use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address).
The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.
For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
How to opt in or out from analytical cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout