What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser (e.g. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.) on your computer or mobile device. They allow websites to store information regarding user preferences. You can think of cookie as providing ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately. They do not identify you as an individual.
- Analytical data –they collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns. We use this data to learn what works best for users so we can improve the website
- Improving security – recognising that you may already have given a username and password, so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
You may refuse to accept cookies or to be alerted when a cookie is being sent by activating the relevant setting on your browser. If you choose not to accept cookies our website may not function properly or may be considerably slower.
Where Can You Find Out More Information About Cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them,
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout