'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.
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.
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 use the following essential cookies on our website:
- first party persistent cookies to remember your options when you use search options over several pages on our website and expire after 60 minutes.
These cookies are:
- first party persistent cookies to remember your cookie consent options and expire after 365 days.
These cookies are:
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.
We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:
- Analytical (or performance) cookies
- Targeting (or advertising) cookies - only applies to website users outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
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 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 Google Analytics cookies used on our website are:
_gaUsed to distinguish users. Expiration time: 2 years
_gidUsed to distinguish users. Expiration time: 24 hours
_gat_gtag_UA_119929_1Contains campaign related information for the user. Expiration time: 90 days
Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics.
How to Opt-in or Out from Analytical Cookies
See the section below entitled How to Accept or Reject Cookies.
Alternatively, to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Targeting (or advertising) cookies are only used when website visitors are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Targeting (or advertising) cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes.
How to Accept or Reject Cookies
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
You can allow or decline non-essential cookies by using Cookie Preferences. Open Cookie Preferences and choose your preferred setting.
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third-party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings.