What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. We use two types of cookies on our websites.
- Session Cookies: These are only used for the period you use the website, and are deleted when you close your web browser. A new cookie would then be placed in your web browser if you were to visit the same website again in the future.
- Persistent Cookies: These remain in your browser once you have left the site and closed your web browser. The next time you visit the site the information in the cookie will be used to ensure the website works as set up at the previous visit, for example to display certain things on the homepage. Persistent cookies will expire if the website that set them is not visited again within a certain time.
Cookies on our website are used for a variety of different purposes, but generally speaking their use breaks down into the following categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of users of our website and see how such users navigate through our website. This helps to improve how our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality Cookies: These improve the functional performance of our website and make it easier for you to use. For example, such cookies are used to remember that you have previously visited the website and asked to remain logged in to it.
- Targeting Cookies: These record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed
- Marketing and Third Party Cookies: These cookies send anonymous information about your visit to our site back to us and other third-party sites to tailor and display adverts relevant to you and analyse advertisement performance. No personally identifiable information is recorded and visits are anonymous.
Managing Cookies on Your Computer or Device
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage or delete them, visit the About Cookies website (opens in new tab/window).
You can choose to block the cookies that are set by our website, however, you must be aware that doing so may mean that parts of the site will not work correctly.
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