Cookies themselves don't hold personal information. They only have a unique alphanumeric identifier that sits on your browser. And in many cases, we won’t be able to link the information we collect by using a cookie back to you. They can, however, enable us to link that information back to you and your personal information, for example, when you log in, or choose to register for a service, white paper or newsletter.
We've put our cookies into the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
- Strictly necessary – these are used to help make our website work efficiently.
- Performance – these are used to analyse the way our website works and how we can improve it.
- Functionality – these help to enhance your experience by doing things like remembering products you've added to your basket.
We sometimes use persistent cookies as well as 'session-based' cookies. A 'persistent' cookie will remain for a period of time set for that cookie. A 'session-based' cookie is allocated only for the duration of your visit to our website and automatically expires when you close down your browser.