A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies we use
We use both persistent and session cookies on our website along with third party cookies. We also use analytics cookies; our analytics provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports on the use of our website.
Blocking & Deleting Cookies
The majority of web browsers will allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Please note by blocking or deleting cookies this can have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
You may at any time delete cookies that are already stored on your computer. To do this please see below:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer