What are cookies?

Cookies are harmless text files that web servers can store on your computer's hard drive when you visit a website. They allow the server to recognise you when you revisit. Please note that the acceptance of cookies is not a requirement for visiting the Site.

Be aware ...

Cookies are NOT viruses. Cookies use a plain text format. They are not compiled pieces of code so they cannot be executed nor are they self-executing. Accordingly, they cannot make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to execute and replicate again

Types of Cookies

Transient (or per-session) cookies

These only exist for the duration of your site visit and are deleted on exit. They recognise you as you move between pages, . These cookies also help maintain security.

 Persistent (or permanent) cookies

These stay on your machine until they expire or are deleted. Many are built with automatic deletion dates to help ensure your hard drive doesn't get overloaded. These cookies often store and re-enter your login information, so you don't need to remember membership details.

what do we use them for

  • Gather customer journey information on our public site only

  • Temporarily store input information in our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations

  • Store details of your marketing, product preferences, and transactions with us to improve our targeting and enhance your journey through our sites and partner sites

  • Evaluate our sites' advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don't share it with anyone)

  • Evaluate our sites' advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don't share it with anyone)

  • Understand the customers’ regular browsing actions and patterns, and locations on desktops and mobile(we own the anonymous data collected and don't share it with anyone)

We will not sell or distribute cookie information without your prior consent. If you are concerned about your data, you have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge. At any stage you also have the right to ask us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes.