What are cookies and why do we use them?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They can improve your experience of using a site by, for example, remembering your preference settings.
You may also be able block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
The types of cookies we use and how to set your preferences for this site
Necessary cookies are used to enable core website functionality. You may be able to disable these by changing your browser settings but doing so may prevent you being able to view certain content or perform certain actions in the way you would expect.
Site experience cookies are used to support your experience of the site and include user-selection options and site navigation aids. Generally, no personally identifiable data is collected with these types of cookies.
Performance and operation cookies are used in the management of the site, including the recording of visitor numbers and other web analytics. Limited identifiable data may be collected.
Marketing cookies are used to enable functionality from third parties, such as video players and surveys, and to gather information on how visitors browse our website. Identifiable or unique data may be collected. Anonymised data may be shared with third parties.
Session cookies and persistent cookies
The cookie panel also details whether a cookie is a ‘session’ cookie, which means it is only stored temporarily while you visit a site, or states the length of time the cookie will be stored as a file on your device (a ‘persistent’ cookie).
Persistent cookies remain on your device and are activated each time you visit a site so that it can, for example, remember your log-in details. Session cookies are deleted when you close a browser window or tab.
Manage cookies in your browser
Most web browsers accept cookies. You can change your browser settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or to notify you when new ones are sent to your device. Many browsers provide information via the ‘Help’ menu. Detailed guidance can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware however that if you refuse or disable cookies, some website functionality may be lost, for example you may not be able to watch a video.
The panel below explains the cookies we use and why. We update this list from time to time so please check back regularly.
Third-party cookies are created by parties other than Turner & Townsend and are listed in the panel above. For full details on how these parties use the data they collect, please read their privacy policies:
- Google Analytics
- dotdigital (‘dotmailer-surveys’ cookies)