Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded 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 are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies do many different jobs, such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to 'remember me' when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
There are mainly four kinds of cookies:
The majority of browsers support them (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.). However, you can set your browser to decline cookies, or you can delete your cookies at will.
You can enable, disable or delete cookies at browser level. In order to do this follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' facility). 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. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.
This Policy was last updated in April 2018.