Effective from May 25, 2018
This Cookie Notice sets out:
You can help control the way Cookies operate within our Websites or through your browser settings.
This link will take you to our cookie management tool where you can manage your cookie settings:
Most browsers are initially set to accept Cookies, an option you change via your internet browser settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of only specific Cookies or to notify you each time a new Cookie is about to be stored on your device enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the Cookie. You can also disable Cookies by configuring your browser setting to reject all Cookies. Please refer to the help section of your browser for instructions on how to manage your Cookies settings, or follow the links below:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Cookies
Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
If you do not wish to accept Cookies from our Websites please either disable them or refrain from using our Websites. As noted above, if you disable Cookies, you may experience reduced functionality.
A Cookie is a small file placed on your device when you visit certain websites. Cookies provide a way for the Websites to recognise users and keep track of the users’ preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preference) over a period of time, so users don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever they come back to the websites. Cookies perform essential functions to improve a user’s browsing experience.
You do not need to have Cookies turned on to visit most of our Websites. However, having Cookies turned on should allow for a better, personalised experience, and is required for certain parts of the Websites’ functionality.
Cookies may be set by our Websites or by another site prior to or during your visit to our Websites.
These are known as ‘first party’ and ‘third party’ Cookies.
First party Cookies belong to the website domain that appears in the browser address bar.
Third party Cookies belong to website domains different from the one shown in the address bar. Some web pages can feature content from third-party domains (such as banner ads). Other sites may also set Cookies on your device during a visit to one of our Websites. These sites will be approved partners of ours listed in the below cookie list.
Cookies can be placed either for an individual “session” or on a “persistent” basis.
“Session” Cookies are temporary and will expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave a website. Session Cookies allow a website to recognize you and carry information as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website efficiently.
“Persistent Cookies” remain in the Cookie file of your browser even after you leave a website and after the browser is closed. These Cookies remain valid until their set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). These Cookies allow a website to collect and analyze (on an anonymous basis) traffic and use of the website, monitor the system and improve operating performance. For example, they enable a website to recognize you on your return, remember your preferences and provide tailored services to you. For more information about Cookies, how they work, why they are so useful and how to disable them, please visit
Below we describe the Cookies we deploy on our Websites, organised by the categories defined by the International Chamber of Commerce. This list (together with the rest of this notice) is reviewed every 3 months and is subject to change from time to time.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These Cookies are essential and help support security and basic functionality, as they enable you to move around the Websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these Cookies, services you’ve asked for (such as internet banking) can’t be provided. These Cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
These Cookies can be disabled but to do so would prevent our Websites from working properly e.g. we cannot guarantee your use or the security during your visit.