Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers that a website or mobile application may place or store on your computer or mobile device when you visit a site or page, or use a mobile application. Cookies are useful because they allow the website or mobile application to recognize your device the next time you visit or use it. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer or mobile device.
The cookies we use perform different functions:
1. Strictly necessary cookies
We refer to some cookies as “strictly necessary” cookies because they are essential to enable our visitors to use certain features on our websites or mobile applications. For example, if you enter a username or password to access a secure section of our website or use a mobile application, a cookie may be placed on your computer or mobile device to keep you from having to enter these details more than once. These cookies do not record personal information that identifies you and are automatically deleted when you close your browser or delete the mobile application.
2. Performance cookies
These cookies are used to analyse how visitors use our website or mobile application, and to monitor our website’s or mobile application’s performance. For example, we may check which pages get the most visits and the average time spent on our website or mobile application. We use this information to improve how our websites and mobile applications work. These cookies do not record personal information that identifies you: the information that we receive from them is in the form of aggregated statistics.
These cookies are stored on your computer or device even when you close your browser but can be deleted as described in the paragraph ‘How can I control or delete cookies?’ below.
3. Functionality cookies
These cookies allow our website or mobile application to provide a more personal experience and remember any choices you may make. For example, if you visit our website using a mobile device but choose to access our main (non-mobile) site, a cookie may be set to prevent you from being re-directed to our mobile site. These cookies do not record personal information that identifies you. These cookies may be stored on your computer or mobile device even when you close your browser or the mobile application, but can be deleted as described in the paragraph ‘How can I control or delete cookies?’ below.
4. Targeting cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website or use of a mobile application, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and mobile application, and the advertising displayed on it, more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Load Balancer||X-Mapping-(unique value)||This cookie is used for server load balancing and to improve the performance of the website. It ties the visitor to the specific server which delivers content.||None|
|Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager||_ga_dc_gtm_||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.||Google Policies: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/|
How can I control or delete cookies?
In relation to our website, most browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you use websites. You can change the settings on your browser to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being set on your computer or mobile device. You can also delete cookies stored on your computer or mobile device through your browser. Please refer to your browser instructions or Help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.
Please note that parts of our websites [may not function correctly if you disable the cookies.