Cookies are small text files placed on your device which uniquely identify your device. All of your devices have different cookie settings. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your device. You can learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies can be set by us (“first party cookies”) or by selected other companies who place cookies on our site to enable features or functionality to be provided on or through the website you are using, such as advertising, interactive content and analytics (“third party cookies”). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your device both when it visits our website and also when it visits certain other websites or services. These service providers are subject to confidentiality provisions with us to restrict their use and collection of any personal data. However, please note that we do not control these third party cookies and we suggest you read the third parties’ privacy policies.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:
These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features, such as tracking page navigation to assist with linking back to different sections, signing up to a newsletter and enhancing security on site when submitting forms.
Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our website functions. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, as described in "How can I control cookies?" .
We use : wwwhopteu, OptanonConsent, OptanonAlertBoxClosed, PHPSESSID
Performance and functionality cookies
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website but are non-essential to their use. Performance cookies help us understand how people are using our site so we can make it better, such as testing designs to improve its look and feel or engaging in error management to ensure it is working properly. Functionality cookies help us personalize our site to you, such as remembering your preferences and settings. Without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
We use : optimizelyDomainTestCookie, optimizelyEndUserId, _gat_UA-74136-17, _gat_UA-92832880-6, _gid, _ga
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, and to develop them according to the taste of our customers and visitors.
We use :zaius.com, analytics.twitter.com
Advertising (targeting) cookies
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. For further information, see "Targeted online advertising" .
We use :vimeo.com, facebook.com, youtube.com, twitter.com, google.com, bat.bing.com, bing.com, doubleclick.net
Other tracking technologies
We and our third party partners may use other, similar technologies from time to time like web beacons, pixels (or “clear gifs”) and other tracking technologies. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our website or, in the case of web beacons, opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users within our website, to understand whether you have come to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to serve targeted advertisements to you and others like you, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of marketing campaigns. While you may not have the ability to specifically reject or disable these tracking technologies, in many instances these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly; accordingly, in those instances, declining cookies will impair functioning of these technologies.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.
Website cookie preference tool: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our website by
Disabling most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. If you opt out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before, and you will for all practical purposes be a new user to our system.
Version 1: updated as at 25 April 2018