Our Use of Cookies

Our websites, mobile sites or mobile apps use 'cookies'. Cookies may be used to identify website users, to enhance your browsing experience, to enable you to access any registered user / secure areas, and to complete any surveys or application forms. Cookies also help us to measure the effectiveness of web searches and tell us which parts of our website people have visited.

We request website users’ consent to our use of cookies.

You can block or disable cookies by using the settings on your web browser.

Please note that disabling certain cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of our website.

By continuing to use our website you consent to the use of the cookies by us.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files, typically consisting of letters and numbers, and are downloaded via your browser when you access certain websites. Cookies can expire when you close your browser or they may be stored on your computer for a specified amount of time.

The cookies we use

The cookies we use may contain, use or store personally identifiable information.

We have categorised the cookies we use according to the guidelines provided by both the International Chamber of Commerce and the Information Commissioner’s Office. We use the following categories on our website:

Category 1 - Strictly Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to the operation of the website or to enable you to access any registered user / secure areas or to complete any surveys or application forms. Without these cookies you will not be able to access secure areas or complete any surveys or application forms.

If you prevent these cookies we cannot guarantee you successful access to the website, your security in doing so or predict how the website will perform during your visit.

Category 2 – Analytical/Performance cookies

These cookies collect information on how you and other visitors use our website. Some cookies we use are 'analytical' cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they're using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. Our analytical cookies are provided through Google Analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz).

If you prevent these cookies your browsing experience may be affected.

Category 3 - Functionality cookies

These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Category 4 - Targeting or Advertising cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Disabling cookies

If you do not want us to use certain cookies in your browser you can remove and/or disable the use of these cookies via your browser settings. Please consult the help section of your browser for more information on how to view, remove and/or disable cookies.

To disable Google Analytics cookies you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser add-on which is available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer.