Cookies Introduction

1.  Cookies Introduction
We use cookies and similar tools across our website to improve performance and enhance user experience. This policy explains how we do that. Our Privacy Policy page provides more information about how we generally handle your privacy on our website.

1.1  What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page to store basic information that a web site can use to recognise repeat site visits. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way. We may use this to observe behaviour and compile aggregate data in order to improve the website. You should be aware that information and data may be automatically collected through the use of cookies but they do not by themselves, tell us your e-mail address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering on our website. However, once you choose to provide your personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

1.2  Cookies Functions
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you. Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will remember your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you personally, and will instead collect general information such as how users arrive at and use our website.