What are cookies?
“Cookies” are small text files created and stored on your hard drive by your internet browser software, in order to hold relevant information about the website you are currently viewing. We mainly use the following types of cookies, which may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages:
- Functional cookies: To recognise and remember your preferences for useful features, for example, by recording your username for login or registration.
- Marketing cookies: To collect information about your browsing habits and website usage and to measure engagement with our websites.
What are they used for?
How long do cookies stay on my computer/device?
The cookies that we use may either be persistent or session cookies:
- Persistent cookies remain stored in your browser and will allow our site to recognise you when you return to our site another time. This provides us with useful analytics that help us to optimise our website and your visits.
- Session cookies only exist for the life of your current visit while you have your browser open. They are not stored on your hard disk and are erased when you exit your web browser.
How do I manage my cookies preferences?
You can manually manage cookies on your computer/device through your browser settings. If you access the Internet from more than one computer/device it is important to ensure each browser is configured to suit your cookie preferences. If you wish to block all cookies all the time you can set your browser to do this.
Please note that blocking cookies may result in some parts of our site not working as efficiently as they might otherwise do or at all. This may affect your browsing experience. In addition, using the browser settings to reject cookies may also cause your browser to reject cookies from all websites, not just our website.
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Last updated 20 January 2021