2. Types of cookies we use
Strictly necessary cookies: Generally these cookies will be essential first party session cookies and are required for the operation of our website. They include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and help ensure the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, you will not be able to access our online services (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies can be first or third party, session or persistent cookies. To fall within this category their usage typically is limited to performance and website improvement. These cookies don’t collect any information that could be used to identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve the performance of our websites. A first party example is a cookie that allows us to both count visitors and see how visitors navigate our websites. This helps us improve the way our websites work (e.g. improve the usability to ensure visitors easily find what they want).
Functional cookies: These cookies can be first party or third party, session or persistent cookies. These cookies allow us to provide you with a more personal experience so that you do not have to reset your preferences each time you visit one or more of our websites. To deliver a more personal experience, they enable us to personalise content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (e.g. your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies: These cookies can be first party or third party. They will always be persistent but time-limited cookies. Targeting cookies are used to send you relevant information and see which content you use. They do this by recording your visits to our websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We then use the information collected to tailor both our website and the relevance of our advertising displayed to your interests. In order to make our advertising displayed more relevant, we provide the information collected to advertising networks. Please note these cookies do not contain any of your personal or financial information.