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
These are essential to make websites work efficiently, and to allow visitors to navigate around the website and use its features.
Analytical performance Cookies
These count visitor numbers, recognise returning visitors and allow website owners to see how many visitors move around the website. This data helps to improve website mapping so that visitors are able to easily find the information they are looking for.
This type of Cookie records the pages visited and the links that have been followed. This data helps to tailor content to user requirements.
The Cookies we use
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