Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, and help in a number of ways.
For you, it means your site visit runs more efficiently and that you can save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. The cookies also make sure you receive the most relevant information from our site.
For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.
We use three types of cookies on our website:
Session cookies that are required for your use of the site, and are deleted after each visit.
Persistent cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to our sites.
Third party cookies that are used by our approved service partners.
Some of these cookies are essential to your visit to our site, and some are non-essential.
Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our websites. These are used ‘in-session’ each time you visit and then expire when you leave the site. You can delete these session cookies via your browser, if you wish to, but please note that this will restrict the functions that you will able to carry out on our website. Here’s a list of essential cookies and how we use them:
These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining log-in details for the session or to complete a transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
These cookies enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we are able to make improvements to our site.
Some cookies are non-essential
We use some non-essential cookies for analytical purposes. Here’s a list of non-essential cookies and how they’re used:
This is a web analytics service provided by Google enabling us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our sites. Google also reserve the rights to the data collected. We use the following cookies on our web-site:
__utma: This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site
__utmb, __utmc and __utmz: These cookies record information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link).
BC_BANDWIDTH – measures the bandwidth and latency of your network connection to the server.
You can accept or block cookies
You can block any cookies from our website by modifying your browser settings.
Please note that, by disabling or blocking certain cookies, you may impact on your visitor experience to our web-site.