What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies cannot carry viruses or otherwise damage your PC but the information they contain will be held on your computer:
- Session cookies will be stored on your computer until you close your browser, when they are deleted
- Persistent cookies will be stored on your computer until they reach a specified expiry date or are manually deleted
Most browsers will allow you to manage your cookies by changing your browser settings.
What types of Cookies do we use?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are needed to make the website work by recording information about the page you are looking at.
Performance Cookies (Google Analytics)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
If you register with us a cookie will be set to store a code by which we can recognise you. This contains non-personal information which we use to identify you.
Third Party Cookies
You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
How to control and delete cookies
For more information on cookies, please visit the Information Commissioner's Office website.