About Cookies and how they are used
Cookies are pieces of information in the form of very small text files that are placed on an internet user’s computer or mobile device. They are generated by a web page server, which is the computer that operates a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and can be used whenever the user visits the website. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tells a website about your use of the site and in some cases allows a user to be recognised when returning to the website. They are commonly used by websites to help them work more efficiently and provide you with a good user experience. They also enable the website owner to improve the website and make it function more efficiently.
Cookies can fall into broad categories:
Strictly necessary technical Cookies
Analytical performance Cookies
The Cookies we use
We use performance cookies and analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they’re using it. It helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The data is aggregated and anonymised, which means we can’t identify you as an individual.
Targeting Cookies. These Cookies will collect information about your browsing habits and allow us to show you adverts while you are browsing our site and other sites on the internet. They are set by us or by carefully selected third parties. They help us and the selected third parties to understand the performance of our marketing activities and improve the relevance of the adverts that you see.
Session and permanent Cookies
We use session Cookies that expire when you leave our website. We don’t use permanent Cookies that recognise you as a returning user the next time you visit our website.
- Configure your browser used to visit the website
- Change third-party service cookie settings
You can find out more about how to manage and delete Cookies by visiting www.aboutcookies.org or Cookiepedia