What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g. by remembering your user preferences). The types of information typically collected by cookies include information relating to your use of the site, your device’s IP address and browser type, how you arrived on the site, your name and email address if you are logging in etc.
Cookies come in 2 main categories, and then a number of sub-categories. The 2 main categories are persistent or session cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your device for a limited period of time after you have visited the site and are reactivated the next time you visit. Session cookies are deleted from your device when you leave the site.
What Cookies do we use?
Below we list the different types of cookies used on the site.
Essential Cookies. These cookies are essential to the site in order to enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, certain aspects of the site would not work. No information about your browsing habits is gathered by these cookies.
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Analytics Cookies. Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the site, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on site and help us record any difficulties you have with the site. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the site, rather than the use of a single person. Some of the analytics cookies we use may be operated by trusted third parties. Accepting analytics cookies is a condition of using the site and by continuing to use the site, you agree we can place analytics cookies on your device. We can’t identify you personally through the use of these cookies; we just use them for statistics.
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How do I control Cookies?