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What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.

Types of cookies we use

You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below:

  • Functional Cookies: Functional cookies are used to allow our site to work properly. They may be used to remember choices you make on forms and allow us to provide enhanced and more personal features.

  • Analytics Cookies: Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, such as the pages visitors go to most often and where they have come to the site from. This information is collected anonymously and is only used to improve how our site works.

  • Social Media Cookies: Social media cookies are set by organisations such as Facebook and YouTube. They record information such as the number of times a video has been played or allow you to share a link. You should check with the provider website's privacy terms, cookies policy and your own privacy settings with them.

Controlling Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the settings on your browser. This allows you to block all or some cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.

If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your web browser. Find out more about the use of cookies and on how to block cookies on http://www.cookiecentral.com or http://www.aboutcookies.org.


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