What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We have categorised our cookies into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Sometimes, other companies will add a cookie on our website to show you adverts and pages which may be of interest to you. Details on these, and how to opt out if you prefer, can be found below.
We sometimes use persistent cookies as well as 'session-based' cookies. A 'persistent' cookie will remain for a period of time set for that cookie. A 'session-based' cookie is allocated only for the duration of your visit to our website and automatically expires when you close down your browser.
You can find more information about the individual and third-party cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
The acceptance of these cookies may constitute the international transfer of data to third countries necessary for the functioning of the services of our providers. The legal basis for said transfers is your consent, provided upon consenting to the use of the cookies in question in each case. In any case, the international transfers of data shall be carried out with an adequate level of protection declared by the Data Protection Act and the applicable UK legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation, and/or the provision of adequate guarantees such as standard contractual clauses or biding corporate rules.
Where applicable, you can find out more about transfers to third countries that are carried out by the third parties identified in this Cookies Policy in the corresponding policies, accessible in the cookies table.
How to disable or manage cookies?
You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” or.
Alternatively, 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 website.
All browsers allow for changes to be made to disable the configuration of cookies. Most browsers cookies settings to obtain greater control over privacy.
The settings are found under the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of your browser. Below you can find the links to each browser for the instructions to disable cookies:
- Internet Explorer (https://goo.gl/iU2wh2)
o From the tools menu, select "Internet Options".
o Click the privacy tab.
o You can set privacy with a six position cursor that allows you to control the amount of cookies that will be installed: Block all cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low and Accept all cookies.
- Mozilla Firefox (http://goo.gl/QXWYmv)
o At the top of the Firefox sale click on the Tools menu.
o Select Options.
o Select the Privacy panel.
o Under the Firefox option you can choose to Use a custom history setting to configure the options
- Google Chrome (http://goo.gl/fQnkSB)
o Click on the menu in the toolbar.
o Select Configuration.
o Click on Show advanced options.
o In the "Privacy" selection, click on the Content Settings button.
o In the selection of Cookies, you can set the options.
- Safari (https://goo.gl/PcjEm3; https://goo.gl/dQywEo)
o Select the "Preferences" option from the configuration menu.
o Open the privacy tab.
o Select the option you want from the "block cookies" section.
o Please note that certain features and full functionality of the website may not be available after cookies are disabled.
For visitors of the website to have the possibility of preventing Google Analytics from using their data, Google has developed an opt-out browser add-on for Google browsers. Available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
How to manage cookies on mobile devices?
Cookies and other storage devices are also used when you access the website from mobile devices. As in the case of computer browsers, mobile device browsers allow you to make changes in the privacy options or settings to disable or delete cookies.
If you wish to change your privacy options, follow the instructions specified by the developer of your mobile device browser.
Below you will find some links that will guide you in changing the privacy settings on your mobile device.
- IOS: (http://goo.gl/61xevS)
- Windows Phone: (https://goo.gl/tKyb0y)
- Chrome Mobile: (http://goo.gl/XJp7N)
- Opera Mobile: (http://goo.gl/Nzr8s7)