A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Websites and Platform. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Websites and Platform, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies - These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Websites and Platform when they are using it or them. This helps us to improve the way our Websites and Platform work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies - These are used to recognise you when you return to our Websites and Platform. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies - These cookies record your visit to our Websites and Platform, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Websites and Platform and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
First party cookies
First party cookies (except for cookies where a different duration has been set out in the table above), will expire after 90 days.
Third party cookies
These cookies are non-essential and are used for the purposes described. This means you can manage your preferences over these types of cookies by visiting the preference centre.
For third party cookies please refer to the relevant information for each cookie for their respective durations.
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