What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file which is stored on your device. The cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies, and the most effective way to do this is through the settings on your web browser.
If you disable or decline cookies, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.
A cookie is also used to track your progress on the Investing With Us section when learning about our Business Values to build the tree icon. Disabling cookies will impact this functionality.
Some of the cookies that a user of our website may find on its browser (depending on settings) after navigating to our website are as set out below. Additional cookies may be added, and we may update or remove the cookies below from time to time. Some of the cookies we use on our website are placed by third parties on our behalf, such as Google Analytics (see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ for more information).
Categories of cookies
We use your information as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies. These 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 each of our websites, to use a shopping cart or to use our services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They 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 in which our website work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to any of our websites. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to each of our websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.
If you wish to opt-out of our placing cookies onto your computer or device, please adjust your internet browsers settings to restrict cookies as detailed in your internet browsers help menu. You may also wish to delete cookies which have already been placed. For instructions on how to do this, please consult your internet browser’s help menu.