What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies collect information about internet users such as their names, addresses, email details, passwords and user preferences. Cookies are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. While cookies and the information they transmit may not identify an individual on their own, they may be able to do so in combination with other information held by the website operator or online provider.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise users when they return to the Website. They enable the personalisation of content, the recognition of users and remember user preferences.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
How to delete cookies through the browser
You can block or delete cookies by activating the setting on your browser. 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 the Website.