Cookie Policy

1. Information about Our Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Due to legal requirements, all websites that operate across certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain consent to using or storing cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device. This cookie policy (hereinafter the “Policy”) provides you with clear and relevant information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using those cookies.

For further information about the Policy, please contact us.

A detailed list of all cookies which are used by our website can be found here.

2. Your Consent

By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer in order to analyse the way you use our website. Please read the Policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use this site.

3. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are placed on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

4. Key Concepts

First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie.

First-party cookies: are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time.

Third-party cookies: are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

5. How to Delete and Block Our Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our website. Turning off or deleting cookies will not prevent device identification and related data collection from occurring.

6. How to Turn Cookies Off?

Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser.

In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

7. Can I Withdraw My Consent?

Once you have given us your consent to the use of cookies, we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time.

This will expire periodically. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies by using your internet browser settings.

For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/

8. What Personal Information Do Cookies Collect?

Generally, a cookie will contain a string of text that contains information about the browser. To work, a cookie does not need to know where you are from, it only needs to remember your browser.

However, there are some cookies we use which may store more personal information about you. This can be done only if you yourself have provided our website with that personal information.

9. What Cookies Do We Use and Why?

The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Functionality

 

STRICTLY NECESSARY

“Strictly Necessary” cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. Please note that these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:

  • Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works;
  • Route users to specific applications of a service, or specific servers.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies we cannot guarantee your use of our website or how the security on our website will perform during your visit.

 

FUNCTIONALITY

“Functionality” cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We use Functionality cookies to:

  • Remember settings you've applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colours;
  • Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey;

Some of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications for further information.

10. More Information about Cookies

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

For more information about Google analytic cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy at Google's Privacy Policy and Google Analytics Help pages.

Google have developed the Google Analytics opt-out Browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt-out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser.

For more information on Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, click here.

Adobe Analytics

This is a web analytics service provided by Adobe. This website uses Adobe analytics and onsite personalization services cookies to measure your use of this website. You can find out more about these cookies by clicking here.

Other Useful Information about Cookies

You can also find other useful information about cookie at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Behavioural Advertising

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu and www.aboutads.info.

Spanish Data Protection Commissioner (AEPD)

Information on the AEPD cookie guide can be found on the AEPD website at https://www.agpd.es/portalwebAGPD/canaldocumentacion/publicaciones/common/Guias/Guia_Cookies.pdf.

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section at http://www.iccwbo.uk/pages/privacy.