A cookie is a small, often encrypted text file, which is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser then sends the cookie back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so you are recognised and things like personalised details or user preferences are remembered. There are different kinds of cookies with different functions and our website uses the following:
Session cookies: These only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: These stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
Some cookies enable users to move around the site. Others allow us to track how visitors use the site, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often. This helps us to improve our service to you. For example, we use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google. You can find out more about how these cookies are used on the Google Privacy site.
None of the cookies used on our website collect information that someone could use to identify you, nor do they pass information to third parties that someone could use to identify you to third parties.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings and the 'Help' feature within your web browser should tell you how.
For further information on cookies, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org. This contains information on how to manage privacy and security settings on a wide variety of web browsers, and how to delete cookies from your computer. For details on how to do this on your mobile device you will need to refer to its user guide.