A cookie is a piece of information, in the format of letters and numbers as a small text file that is placed on your computer by web page servers when you visit a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever you visit the website in order to distinguish you from other website visitors.
You can learn more about how to manage your cookies by visiting the Help function of your internet browser, or you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which provides detailed information on managing cookies on popular browsers.
Please be aware that parts of the website may not function correctly if you disable cookies and you may not be able use the website features to its fullest.
Cookies can be categorised in accordance with the categories found in the ICC UK cookie guide as set out below:
- Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a site and use its features and enable services you have specifically asked for. Consent is not generally required for these cookies.
- Performance cookies – these cookies collect information about how visitors use a site (for example, by recording which pages or features visitors use most often (usually on an anonymous basis)).
- Functionality cookies - these cookies allow a site to remember the choices a user makes, such as a user name or language preference.
- Targeting or advertising cookies - these cookies collect information about a user's browsing habits and are usually placed by advertising networks with the site operator’s permission.
Cookies can also be categorised in accordance with how long they are saved on your device: "session cookies" are short-term cookies that are only saved on the device's memory for the duration of a user's visit to the site, whereas "persistent cookies" remain saved in the device's memory for a set period of time, even after the browser session has ended.