Web beaconsWeb beacons (also known as internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs) are typically transparent graphic images placed on a site or email. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on websites. We may use beacons to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page.
What types of cookies are used on this site?We use different types of cookies on our sites. Although they mainly work in the same way there are some differences:
Type of cookie
How long will the cookie remain on your computer?
Strictly necessary cookiesThese are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. Session and Persistent
Analytical/performance cookiesThey allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see 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. These cookies may be provided by our third party analytic provider but are only used for purposes related to our sites. Session and Persistent
Functionality cookiesThese are used to recognise you and choices you make when you return to our website. This enables us to enhance and personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). In addition, cookies may allow some website embedded functionalities (for example, displaying YouTube videos) to work properly. Session and Persistent