What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are sent to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your device on your return visits. Cookies can also remember your preferences, improve the user experience as well as tailor the adverts you see to those most relevant to you.
You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them at www.aboutcookies.org
Types of cookies
Session and persistent
We may use session cookies which exist only until you close your web browser. We may also use persistent cookies which exist for a longer, specified period of time.
Cookies on our website are used for one or more of the below purposes.
Cookies which are strictly necessary to provide services requested by the user
Cookies which collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages
Cookies which allow a website to remember choices a user makes (such as user name, language or the region) and provide enhanced, more personal features
Targeting or advertising
Cookies which are used to deliver adverts more relevant to a user and his or her interests. They are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign
Third party cookies
Cookies used on this website
Used to determine where a panel is expanded or collapsed
Used to record if cookies usage has been accepted
Used by the Webtrends analytics suite to track visits, page views, etc.
How to control and delete cookies
The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device.
In order to set your browser to reject cookies, refer to the help instructions supplied by the browser provider (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” menu). More detailed guidance can be found at www.aboutcookies.org
Please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website’s functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser. You will need to do this yourself from within your browser.