What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data sent to your device from a website which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. This means the website can recognise your device if you return to the same website. Some cookies expire at the end of your website session, others remain on your computer for longer.
Cookies used on this website
The exact names of cookies we use on this website may change over time, however, the descriptions below set out the types of cookies that operate our website:
Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. You can also set your browser to alert you when a website sets or accesses cookies.The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how to do this.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
If you wish to view a cookie’s code, just open your cookie file in your browser and click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your device manual.