What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may place on your computer or device when you visit a site. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons, pixels or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Cookies serve many functions. For example, they can help us to remember your preferences, analyse how well our Sites are performing, or allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Purpose of cookies
Operating our Sites
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Sites. This includes cookies for the following purposes:
Functionality – We use these cookies to monitor Site performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to track error messages, and to determine improvements to our Sites. We also use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, we use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services, such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.
Third party cookies on our Sites
We also use third party cookies on our Sites for the following reasons:
- to help us monitor traffic on our Sites (such as Google Analytics);
- to identify fraudulent or non-human traffic;
- to assist with market research;
- to enhance Site functionality;
- to monitor compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
These third-party cookies are used within programmatic for measurement and attribution, and management of frequency. They may also be used for personalisation of advertisements based on data you have shared with third parties, to the extent that you have consented to this.
Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to measure performance and to identify fraudulent or non-human traffic. To the extent that you have given them your consent to do so, advertisers may also provide you with targeted advertising based on their data. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built either on their own site or on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to our website.
How to manage cookies
If you wish to manage your cookies, the “Help” section in your browser should provide instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Please note that by deleting or disabling future cookies, your user experience may be affected, and you might not be able to take advantage of certain functions of our site, and the complete user experience.