What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyze how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t 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.
What types of cookies does this website use?
The cookies used on this website fall into the following categories:
- Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential for the website to function properly. They enable you to move around the website and use its features.
- Analytical Cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.
- Functionality Cookies – These are used to recognize when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
- Advertising Cookies – These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.
Do cookies collect personal information?
No. Cookies do not collect any personal information about you and are not used to identify an individual user. The information collected is anonymous and is aggregated with information collected from many other users of the website.
How to control and delete cookies
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 computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.