Updated 24 May 2018
a) We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They allow us to distinguish you from other users, which helps us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:
i) estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
ii) store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Website according to your individual interests;
iii) speed up your searches; and iv) recognise you when you return to the Website.
v) provide the best possible experience for you when using the Website.
b) Using cookies also allows us to analyse how our visitors use the website. Among other things this allows us to see which parts of the Website are most popular and therefore most useful.
2. What is a cookie?
a) A cookie is a tiny piece of computer text put onto your computer’s hard drive by a website and it is used to distinguish you from other users of the website. This means that, when you revisit the website, it recognises you (or rather it recognises your computer) and can personalise its content especially for you.
b) Cookies also allow websites to monitor how effective their advertising is and help advertising agencies serve up ads that are relevant to your interests as you browse the web.
c) There are a variety of types of cookies and tracking technologies, which can be broadly divided into the following 4 categories:
Those that are strictly necessary – (e.g. cookies that enable you to move around our Sites);
Those that enhance the functionality of our Sites by storing your preferences (e.g. cookies that remember you when you return to our Sites);
Those that help to improve the performance of our Sites to provide you with a better user experience; and
Those used for advertising or tracking purposes.
For further information regarding these categories, please visit the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie Guide.
3. What cookies do we use?
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.