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What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone, or another electronic device) when you visit our Website. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows us or a third-party to recognise you and remember things like your personalised details or user preferences. They also help us learn more about how you use and access our Website so that we can make improvements and update features.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
What are “similar technologies”?
We also use local storage, for storing and retrieving information on your device. This technology is similar to cookies and performs functions such as allowing you to register for an account, counting the number of times content is viewed, analysing how long users stay on a page for and further, similar functions. Like cookies, local storage will either be for a “session” or “persistent”. Local storage is often used instead of cookies on devices which you use to access our Website (e.g. your Apple iOS or Android devices).
Where we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we mean cookies or similar technologies.
Types of cookies
The cookies we place on your device fall into the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Website will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Functional cookies. These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party service providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Performance cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They help us to know which pages are the most or least popular and see how visitors move around the Website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Website and will not be able to monitor their performance.
Targeting cookies. These cookies may be set through our Website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
This also applies if you choose to connect with our social media accounts by clicking on one of the social media buttons on our Website, as you may be sent cookies by these websites.
Please note that we do not control these cookies and cannot access them. Cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should therefore check the third-party websites for more information about these cookies. We have listed some of these providers below and included a link to their cookie policies:
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Megaphone - https://megaphone.spotify.com/legal
Twitter - https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies
Instagram - https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370
How to turn off cookies
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. You can learn more about how to block cookies by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. Please note that if you block cookies completely, many websites will not work properly and some functionality on our Website will not work at all.
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