WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small text file which may be downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website or use an app.
Different types of Cookies are used to do different things. These include letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you have given and helping us identify ways to improve your overall site experience. Sometimes they are used to measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages users visit.
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
We use two types of cookie to count visitor numbers and activity on the Website. These are required in order that our website can operate properly for all visitors. Without identifying any individual visitors, these may also be used to support our marketing and business development activity by helping us understand the interests of Website visitors.
WHAT INFORMATION IS KEPT BY THE COOKIE?
A Cookie will typically hold:
- The name of the website that it has come from;
- How long the Cookie will stay on your computer or phone; and
- A value – usually a randomly generated unique number
HOW LONG DO COOKIES STAY ON MY COMPUTER?
Session Cookies – these only last until you close your browser. They are not stored on your hard drive. They are usually used to track the pages that you visit so that information can be customised for you for that visit.
Persistent Cookies – these are stored on your hard drive until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. These may, for example, be used to remember your preferences when you use the site. Your browser normally allows you to delete these Cookies at any time.
HOW DO COOKIES AFFECT MY PRIVACY?
You can visit our Website without revealing any personal information.
We protect your personal information very carefully. The security and safety of your personal information is very important to us.
We may ask you for personal information so you can use our services.
WHAT CAN I DO TO MANAGE COOKIES STORED ON MY COMPUTER OR PHONE?
You can change your browser settings to restrict, block or delete Cookies if you want. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your Cookie preferences. Many browsers have universal privacy settings for you to choose from.
To find out more about Cookies, including how to see what Cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
To manage Cookies on your mobile phone, please consult your manual or handbook.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T ACCEPT COOKIES?
If you decline Cookies, some aspects of the Website may not work on your computer or mobile phone, and you may not be able to access areas you want on the website. For this reason, we recommend that you accept Cookies.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DELETE MY COOKIES?
If you delete all your Cookies, you may find that the Website’s operation is affected.
MORE ABOUT COOKIES
If you'd like to learn more about Cookies in general and how to manage them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org (we do not operate that website and are not responsible for its content).