What is a Cookie?
Cookies are quite simply small pieces of text held in files that are stored on your computer. They are usually placed there by websites and enable the webmaster to have access to useful information in regards to your site preferences, location, language etc. It is actually very useful for you, the user, as it means that sites can run more effectively for you, enabling you to surf from page to page without having to re-enter information or preferences.
Generally, we have 3 types of cookies used throughout our web pages
Cookies are deleted every time you close your browser, called sessions.
Cookies that are stored until deleted or after a set period to save your preferences etc.
Cookies set by external companies that have been pre-approved by us to help your experience.
A number of our cookies are considered essential for the site and others optional.
We cannot access personal information or gain access to your computer using cookies. They simply share with us information of your choosing via inputs or forms on our site.
Controlling and Deleting Cookies
Before deleting or rejecting cookies on your browser, please be advised that doing so means that some sections of the website and other websites you visit may not function.
However, if you still wish to remove the cookies from your browser or to block them from ever being set in the future you can do so from the browser you are viewing this page in now. You have the choice to block all cookies or only particular ones depending on your choice. In addition to this you can also configure your browser to notify you each time a request to set a cookie is made.
If you would like to know how to monitor your cookies then visit www.aboutcookies.org for some useful information on controlling cookies in all browsers.
In the same manner, if you would like to remove all the cookies from any browser then visit www.aboutcookies.org for up to date instructions on removing cookies from any browser, old or new.
In addition to this, the help section of your browser should be able to help you find the answers you are looking for. Other useful resources on monitoring cookies can be found below:
List of cookies used on our website
We have audited our website to provide you with a list of the cookies that could be set on your browser by our website. We have included the names of the cookies, their expiry dates and what they are used for.
Session Site Cookies
We also have cookies that work in the background around our site to help improve the performance for the end user. They save settings as you move around each page on the website so that you don’t have to provide the same information multiple times. These have been listed below.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
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These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
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Find out more
There is a lot of information on the web about cookies, but you can find all the information you need here at www.allaboutcookies.org, which provides all the information you need on what exactly cookies are and how to manage, restrict, block or delete them. If you are viewing this on a mobile browser you will need to read your mobile browser handbook.