When you access one our site, we collect information about your visit to the site, such as which pages you visit, how often, the length of time for which you stay on a page and which competitions or message boards you find interesting. The reason we do this is to offer you a more tailored to your needs information in the future.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that may be placed on your device when you visit our sites. When you re-visit our site, the cookie allows us to remember you.
There are two main cookie categories depending on how long they remain:
Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
Session cookies: Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted.
Cookies and why we use them
Essential cookies: Essential cookies are technical cookies necessary for the operation of our site. Essential cookies include, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas.
Performance cookies: Performance cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our site. This helps us to improve the way our sites work by enabling us to tailor our sites to the way visitors use them. We cannot identify you from information collected from performance cookies because this type of information is aggregated.
Experience cookies: Experience cookies allow our sites to remember your choices and compare them to other user’s choices in order to learn from them and personalize your future searches.
Information collected by experience cookies are only applicable to our site cannot track your browsing activity when you leave to browse other sites.
Marketing/advertising cookies: These cookies record your visits to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed and we use this information to make the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests. Although advertising cookies can track your activity around the internet they cannot identify you personally, even if you are signed in to our Website.
Can I manage or disable cookies?
- There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies. Your browser (the function that allows you to surf the internet) settings should allow you to accept or reject cookies and you can set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie.
- You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. Different browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Most through the help feature or menu will tell you how to delete or disable cookies. You can also delete similar data used by browser add-ons by changing the settings of your add-on or visiting manufacturer’s website.
- Please be aware that some of our site’s functions are dependent on cookies and if you set your browser to disable entirely it may affect the way our site operates and you may not be able to use certain features.