A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
What do cookies do?
Cookies record information about a website visitors online preferences. They can help us to analyse how our websites are being used and provide a better user experience. In order to do this, a cookie is placed on your device to remember the information set by the website. A prime example of how cookies are used is through visitor statistics and Analytics. Please see Analytics & Cookies on this website.
What is a browser?
A browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy ways to delete information like cookies.
Changing your browser settings
You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most popular browsers allow users to a) accept all cookies, b) notify you when a cookie is issued, or c) not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website. Each browser is different, so please check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
First party cookies are set and can only be read by this website.
Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are set by other organisations that we use for different services. For example, Google analytics service sets cookies on this website in order to report what's popular and what's not. The page you are viewing may from time to time also contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr and these sites may set their own cookies.
Session Cookies are stored only for the duration of your visit to a website and these are deleted from your device when your browsing session ends. Persistent Cookies This type of cookie is saved on your device for a fixed period.
Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one usage session. For example, if you have asked us to remember a preference such as a username.
Google Analytics provide anonymised statistical information about visitors to this website. It processes IP addresses and information from cookies used on this website to record information such as page views, how many users we have, what browsers they are using and in which country, city or region they are located.
For more information on Google Analytics Cookies, click here.
To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, click here.