Menu

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

You may delete and block some or all cookies from this site, but parts of the site may not work as a result.

How do we use cookies?

We don’t use cookies to track people’s Internet usage after leaving our sites and we don’t store personal information in them others could read and understand. We will not sell or distribute cookie information without your prior consent.

How to manage cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at www.allaboutcookies.org providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them to suit your preferences.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Types of cookies we use

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for our online services and tools to work. They collect or record information that we need to make our site work.

Common uses for this type of cookie include:

  • storing information so that shopping baskets can be provided
  • storing information for e-billing
  • allowing users to log in or access private areas of a site

These cookies only last for a single browsing session – when you leave our site, they are removed.

Performance cookies

These cookies help us to monitor and improve how our website works.

Common uses for this type of cookie include:

  • collecting information about which pages visitors go to most often
  • noting if visitors get any error messages from web pages
  • understanding which links visitors like to follow (including adverts) and which they choose not to.

The information collected using these cookies is anonymous and cannot be used to identify an individual visitor.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow us to provide you with enhanced features that need to remember your preferences and choices, such as your user name, language or region. They also let us monitor how our website is performing so we can keep on improving it.

Common uses for this type of cookie include:

  • providing you with local information, such as health providers in your area
  • remembering how you like to use our site, such as what text size you like or what media software you use
  • remembering what topics you’re interested in so we can provide you with related products, services and information.

The information we store in these cookies is encrypted so that only we can read it.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to amend this policy at any time. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and re-visit this page from time to time to review any changes that may have been made.