What are cookies?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like who you are, your preferences and what is in your shopping basket.
Types of cookies
We use three types of cookie:
- Session cookies: these are temporary cookies and are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser
- Persistent cookies: these last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website to recognise the device again when the user returns to that website on that device.
- Third party cookies: we work with third parties who, on our behalf, research the use of our website and activities on it. In doing so they may place a cookie on your device, however, it would not contain any personal information that others could read and understand. We also work with third parties to evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising and promotions on third party websites. Again, the cookie would not contain any personal information that others could read and understand.
We use a range of cookies that enable us to offer an enhanced, personalised experience. The information stored in cookies falls into the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to use the website and its features. Without these cookies, we are unable to provide the services you have asked for, such as viewing content or purchasing tickets.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, such as which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous, and is only used to improve how the website works.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, such as your user name and preferred settings, and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with organisations such as advertisers.
How to manage cookies
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a website and some services and functionalities may not work.
To manage cookies linked to targeting or advertising activities, visit www.youronlinechoices.eu.