A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We collect consent for cookies via Cookiebot which is a market-leading consent management platform. In November 2023, to comply with new transparency rules issued by the Internet Advertising Bureau (the IAB), we implemented the new standard which is TCF v2.2
We use the following cookies:
- 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.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record 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. We use Adopstar. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Some of the advertisements that appear on our site may contain code from third-parties. These third-parties create cookies so that they can understand how many people have seen an advertisement across all the websites on which it appeared. We do not share any of our user information with third-parties so the information they gather through these cookies is entirely anonymous and will be viewed at an aggregated rather than an individual level.
Social Networks and Sharing Sites
On some pages on our site you will see buttons that allow you to share items of interest through Social Networks such as Facebook and other sites that enable sharing such as Twitter and Linked-In. These buttons may also create cookies within your browsers.
Managing your cookie settings
We have a consent management platform (CMP) installed on the website called Cookiebot, which enables you to accept/enable or decline/disable cookies. Simply follow the instructions on the Cookiebot pop up which will appear when you access the site for the first time. The site will remember your preferences until cookies are cleared from your browser, which might be something that automatically occurs on your work device.
You can adjust your settings at any time by clicking the blue paperclip symbol in the bottom left of your browser when you're on our website.