What is Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or mobile phone only if you agree to it. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. We use session cookies which are cookies which expire once you close your web browser.
We use different type of cookies on our website spilt in to different categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and enter into transactions.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit this site.
- Targeting cookies. We use Google Tag Manager that records your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
- Compliance Cookies these cookies are required for us to be able to meet our legal and regulatory requirements, for example, anti-money laundering and fraud prevention. They also prevent your account from being misused by others. These cookies are activated when you visit our website and remain active for the duration of your visit.
How to control and delete cookies through your browser (Opt-in and Out)
The ability to disable or delete cookies can be carried out by changing your browser’s settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually found in the ‘Help’, ‘Edit’ or ‘Tools’ facility). Some pages may not work if you completely disable all cookies, but many third party cookies can be safely blocked. If you do switch off cookies at a browser level, your device won't be able to accept cookies from any website. This means you will struggle to access the secure area of any website you use and you won't enjoy the best browsing experience when you are online.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.