We use a compliant cookie banner on our Platforms, and this document explains what cookies are and provides some additional information on how to disable non-essential cookies.
General information about cookies
A cookie is a small file typically consisting of a string of letters and numbers that are sent by a web server to your web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer) and stored by your browser. This small file is then sent back to the server each time your browser requests a page from the server. Cookies leave a small trail in your browser confirming where you have been on the internet or your navigation from certain emails that you open. Cookies also allow a website to recognise your device.
They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Without cookies, or some other similar method, websites or mobile applications would have no way to ‘remember’ anything about visitors, such as how many items are in a shopping basket or whether they are logged in.
Some cookies are classed as essential, and others are classed as non-essential. They are either session cookies or persistent cookies. Essential cookies are required to make the website or mobile application function and allow you to experience and use it. A session cookie will expire at the end of your session, effectively when your web browser is closed. A persistent cookie will be stored by your browser and will remain valid until a set expiry date (unless deleted by you before the expiry date).
Cookies on Our Platforms
You can choose to accept or decline non-essential cookies when you use our cookie banner on our Platforms. You can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you accept our cookies and continue to use the Platforms the cookies message will not appear again, unless you clear your cookies. If you, or another user of your computer, wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you can do so by altering your browser settings.
Managing, clearing and blocking cookies
You can block some or all cookies by activating a setting on your browser. Users have control over any non-essential cookies and can access the website even if they don’t consent to these cookies.
More information about cookies can be found on the website https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/
More information on how to delete cookies from your browsers can be found here:
For information on how to do this on your mobile phone or tablet browser, please consult your device’s manual, or manufacturer guide.
• To distinguish users;
• To recognise your device when you visit our Platform;
• To improve our Platform’s usability;
• To improve the security of our Platform; and
• For the general administration of our website.
• To analyse the use of our Platform;
• To identify people to whom we wish to show our advertisements;
• To link to email marketing campaigns;
• To record how many visitors are referred to our Platform from other sites;