WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or device when you access a website. Cookies allow websites to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions. They can also be used to analyse website traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by almost all websites and do not harm your system.
You can check, change or block what types of cookies your device accepts at any time by using your web browser settings. Please note that blocking essential cookies can make all or parts of a website inaccessible.
Cookies are either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’:
• Session cookies are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser and usually store an anonymous session ID which allows you to browse a website without having to log on each time you visit a new page. They do not collect any personal data from your device or computer.
• Persistent cookies are stored on your computer and they remain there, even after you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the specific website that created it when you next visit that website again.
• Strictly necessary cookies are essential for a website to work effectively and cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, you might not be able to complete purchases or use parts of a website. These cookies do not collect information about you that can be used for marketing.
• Performance cookies allow us to monitor the performance of our website so we can identify where improvements can be made. For example, they allow us to count the number of visits our website receives, identify traffic sources and see which pages of our website are most popular.
• Functionality cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make and to provide enhanced features such as enabling you to view videos or to post comments on in our knowledge centre or blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
COOKIES WE USE
These cookies collect anonymous session data relating to how you found and use our website. We track this to help us improve our website user experience.