Cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, track information about the visit, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Users must opt in to allow cookies to be set to comply with the EU Cookie Law. If they choose not to do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

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.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies are essential for the site to function. They are used for features such as e-commerce baskets, site log in and user tracking to ensure users can navigate the site effectively. These cookies are not available to third party sites and are not used to track behaviour to place personalised adverts or any other content.

PHPSESSID*

General purpose session cookies, essential for the site to function.

TAOS_TRACK_SESSION*

Required for login and other features to work.

TAOS_PAGE_NO*

Remembers how many pages have been viewed.

TAOS_LAST_NODE*

Remembers the last page viewed.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) 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. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

YouTube*
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This cookie is set by YouTube and is used to determine what layout of YouTube the user should see if they subsequently visit the YouTube website. YouTube/Google Privacy Policy.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.

Google Analytics*
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Collects information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.

Targeting cookies*

These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are most relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to measure the effectiveness of a campaign and limit the amount of times you see a specific ad. We use targeting cookies to link to social networks like Facebook.

Using browser settings to manage cookies

To find out how to control or delete cookies in the web browser you are using, visit allaboutcookies.org

*These cookies are provided by a third party who could change their cookies in future outside of our control. We will review this policy regularly for any such changes.