What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to a user’s computer or mobile device when a browser is used to visit a website. Some cookies (known as sessional cookies) are created temporarily and are deleted when a user leaves a particular website. Other cookies (known as persistent cookies) allow the user’s device to be recognised by the originating website on subsequent visits to that website.

Cookies are used to perform many different roles. For example they can be used to enable users to navigate between pages efficiently, remember their preferences, and manage log-ins and can be used to generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts displayed online are more relevant to users and their interests.

As cookies themselves include very little information they cannot be used by themselves to identify users by name and cannot usually be used to reveal personal data.

How we use cookies

You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

How to control and delete cookies

You can change your cookie preferences at any time using our cookies tool.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Advertising cookies can also be managed by visiting the YourOnlineChoices website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

To opt out of Google Analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser by visiting here. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or to customize Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page: https://adssettings.google.com or http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads.

Be aware that restricting all cookies through your browser settings may affect your ability to navigate and use our Website.