- What are cookies?
- What is the nature of the cookie-derived information we collect?
- Can I decline to accept cookies?
- How do I modify my browser to turn off ("disable") cookies?
- Use of Web Beacons
- Where can I find further information on cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Session cookies last only for as long as a user is on a website; they expire after the browser window is closed or the session times out.
Persistent cookies (also known as tracking cookies) remain active for a period of time on a user’s machine and are used whenever the website is accessed.
Secure cookies are used when accessing a website via HTTPS and are encrypted for greater safety.
Required - we use a set of cookies which are critical to the functionality of the site. They are used to keep a user logged in to the site and to remember previous quotations should the user return to the site.
Functional - we use a set of cookies to track visitors to help us understand how customers use our sites, to remember preferences and other information, and to allow us to request reviews of customer experience. These cookies are used to help improve users' site experience. The cookies are placed on the user’s first visit to a site and they track the user through the site, where they go, where they drop off, what pages they have problems with, etc.
Marketing - we may use third parties to help provide customised advertising and other content to visitors to our sites and other sites. We may also use these cookies to limit what marketing or advertising is delivered to our customers.
The table below explains the cookies we use
Essential Session Management
JSESSIONID is an ID generated by Servlet container like Tomcat or Jetty and used for session management in J2EE web application for http protocol. The ID is sent to the client either within a cookie (default) or as part of the URL (called URLrewriting, used only if cookies are disabled on the browser).
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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Essential Session Management
These are session cookies that are essential for you to use our site. They do not collect information. They store only a unique id and expire when you close your browser.
This is to protect the website from CSRF attacks for security of the website.
When you visit the Website, our server will record your IP address, the date, time and duration of your visit and which areas of the Website you visit. Your IP address is an assigned number allocated to your browser when you log on to the internet which acts as the 'address' of your computer whilst you are online and enables web servers to locate and deliver content to you. It is usually allocated on a temporary basis, i.e. for the duration of your session online.
Cookie-derived information we collect is anonymous and represents a computer rather than a person. You cannot be personally identified from it.
You are not obliged to accept a cookie that we (or any other web server) send to you. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but you can modify the settings in your browser to turn off this feature. However, cookies are integral to some areas of the Website and to certain of our online services, so if you do choose not to accept cookies from us, you may not be able to utilise some areas of the Website and we may not be able to provide certain online services to you.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Some of our Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web Beacons (sometimes known as clear gif's) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web Beacons collect only limited information, which includes a cookie number, time and date of a page viewed and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides. We may also carry Web Beacons placed by third party advertisers. These Beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.
For further information on cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.