Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
The cookies used on our website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on our website by category is set out below.
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features, including accessing secure areas of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies collect and analyse information about how visitors use our website. The service collects anonymous information such as the number of visitors to our website, where visitors have come from, and pages visited on our website. For more information see the section on Google Analytics
- Functionality cookies. These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your name, language or the region you’re in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Advertising/targeting cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. [We are not using any advertising cookies at the moment, but may choose to do so in the future.]