Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device (e.g. Mobile Phone, Tablet or PC/Laptop) you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website on the same domain. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience.
There are different types of cookies, that all work in the same way, but have minor differences.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies
These help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
These are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publisher and third party advertisers.
A cookie is either a:
- Session Cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser
- Persistent Cookie which remains on the user’s device for a pre-defined period
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website, including our website, you should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use, on each device you use to access the internet.