What are cookies?
These files serve a number of useful purposes for you, including:
- granting you access to restricted content;
- tailoring our website’s functionality to you personally by letting us remember your preferences, location or device type;
- improving how our website performs;
- allowing third parties to provide services to our website; and
- helping us deliver targeted advertising where appropriate in compliance with the applicable laws.
The cookies we use
We use different types of cookies on our website. Some of these cookies are placed by us, while others are placed by our third-party partners, suppliers or advertisers. These cookies may be deleted from your device at different times, such as at the end of your browsing session (when you leave the website) or after a pre-set amount of time, or they may persist on your device until you delete them.
You can see the main types of cookies we use in the following list. These cookies expire automatically at different times, depending on when they were last used by our website, or when you manually delete them:
Cookie name: Google Analytics
Cookie type: Analytics
Cookie function: Tracks and reports on website traffic and visitor behaviour.
Cookie name: Behavioural advertising/marketing cookies (various)
Cookie type: Advertising
Cookie function: Behavioural advertising cookies are used to provide you with advertising that is tailored to your interests when you visit websites on and off our network. Behavioural advertising cookies analyse information about your interests and your browsing history, and provide you with advertisements on and off our network that match these interests.
Cookie name: Social media (various)
Cookie type: Social media
Cookie function: Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms use a cookie to track your behaviour on our website for advertising purposes and to enable some functionality such as sharing articles to social media platforms.
Your internet browser generally accepts cookies automatically, but you can often change this setting to stop accepting them. You can also delete cookies manually. You can read how to do this here.
Deleting or no longer accepting cookies may prevent you from accessing certain aspects of our website where cookies are necessary, or cause the website to forget your preferences. Deleting cookies may not prevent you from seeing advertisements on our website, but such advertising may be less relevant to you.