What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
Essential Website Cookies
Certain cookies are necessary for our website and applications to operate correctly, for example to allow you to submit forms, or to authenticate you. These cookies cannot be switched off, but you may be able to block them via your web browser should you wish. Doing so means that parts of our websites will not work.
Performance and Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow our website and applications to provide functionality and personalisation, for example your choice of language. In addition to being set by us, these cookies may also be set by third parties to provide functionality on our website and applications. Disabling these cookies means that some services offered by our website and apps will not function.
Analytics and Customisation Cookies
These cookies collect information about your use of our website and apps and enable us to improve the way they work. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the websites and show us whether our advertising and marketing efforts are effective or not. These cookies enable us to collect information about the pages you visit so that we can present you with more relevant information.
Social Networking Cookies
These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Website through third party social networking and other Website. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
These are cookies that have not yet been categorised. We are in the process of classifying these cookies with the help of their providers.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Website or opened an email including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Where can I get further information?