What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you access a website. The text file is then sent back to our server each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables us to operate the Website more effectively and load the Website in such a way as to reflect your personal preferences based on your previous browsing on the Website, as well as keywords we may be able to gather from URLs of webpages from which you accessed the Website.
What cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies:
Analytical and performance cookies. We may use analytics service providers for website traffic analysis and reporting. Analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about the use of the Website by using cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how often visitors return to the Website, how long they stay and how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The information generated relating to the Website may be used to create reports about the use of the Website and the analytics service provider will also store this information.
Advertising and targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to other websites. We will use this information to try and make our Website and other websites that you visit more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with others, such as other SWS group companies and carefully selected third parties for this purpose.
Functionality cookies. We may use functional cookies that allow us to remember choices you have made in relation to the Website so as to provide a more personalised experience and enhanced user experience by delivering content specific to your interests.
Strictly necessary cookies.
How do I turn cookies off?
If you would like to opt out of cookies, you can change the settings on your internet browser to reject cookies. For more information please consult the “Help” section of your browser or visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you do set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of our Website.
How we will use your information
We may use your information for the following purposes:
> to respond to any query that you may submit to us;
> to ensure that our Website’s content is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer;
> to customise the Website according to your interests;
> to administer the Website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey responses;
> to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so;
> as part of our efforts to keep the Website safe and secure;
> to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
> to comply with the law;
> as we feel is necessary to prevent illegal activity or to protect our interests.