Cookies Policy

(1) We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They allow us to distinguish you from other users, which helps us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:

  • (a) estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • (b) store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Website according to your individual interests;
  • (c) speed up your searches; and
  • (d) recognise you when you return to the Website.
  • (e) provide the best possible experience for you when using the Website.

(2) Using cookies also allows us to analyse how our visitors use the website. Among other things this allows us to see which parts of the Website are most popular and therefore most useful.

(3) We use web analytics services provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google uses cookies, to help analyse how visitors use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

(4) We also work with advertising partners to serve ads that we believe are most likely to be of interest to you, based on information about your visit to this and other websites (this information is anonymous in that it does not include your name, street address, e-mail address or telephone number). In order to do this, our advertising partners may need to place a cookie on your computer. For more information about this type of online behavioural advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this feature off, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com.

  • (a) A cookie is a tiny piece of computer text put onto your computer’s hard drive by a website and it is used to distinguish you from other users of the website. This means that, when you revisit the website, it recognises you (or rather it recognises your computer) and can personalise its content especially for you.
  • (b) Cookies also allow websites to monitor how effective their advertising is and help advertising agencies serve up ads that are relevant to your interests as you browse the web.

We use the following cookies:

  • (a) Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website.
  • (b) Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • (c) Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your dietary choices).
  • (d) Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website 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 below.

  • (a) Cookie preferences: cc_cookie_accept
  • This cookie is essential for the Website to save your cookie preferences and display the EU cookie warning on your first visit.
  • (b) Javascript preferences: has_js
  • This cookie is essential for the Website to store information about your preferences.
  • (c) Google Analytics: _ga
  • This cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern and recognise you when you return to the Website.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you use the Website and by continuing to use the Website you consent to the use of cookies

Any changes we may make to our Privacy & cookies policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes.